One of today’s trending stories is Atiku Abubakar refuting the claim made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not a Nigerian by birth, and thus not fit to be president.
Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 23 presidential election, said he is a Nigerian by birth and was born on November 25, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa by Nigerian parents and he is, therefore, a citizen of Nigeria by birth.
The former vice-president said this in a joint reply he filed with his party to the response filed by the APC against their petition before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
Also, in another story of interest, the presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states have revealed that they transmitted results of the February 23 presidential election to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The All Progressives Congress (APC) had refuted Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his claim that results from INEC server showed that he won the election. INEC also dismissed Atiku’s claim, saying the results he paraded were fabricated.
Other stories that drove conversation today:
Prosecute electoral offenders before Kogi, Balyesa polls, CSOs urge INEC (NAN)
Appeal Court fixes April 24 for hearing for Osun guber dispute (The Nation)
10 boys killed in Gombe during Easter procession (The Nation)