- A Sokoto based group faults Atiku Abubakar’s claim that his paternal origin could be traced to Sokoto state
- The Sokoto state coordinator of the group, Aminu Bala Sokoto, says it is false and atrocious for Atiku to trace his lineage to the state now that he is facing electoral litigation after the 2019 Presidential elections
A Sokoto based group known as the auspices of Concerned Citizens of Sokoto state has rejected the claim that the paternal origin of Atiku Abubakar could be traced to Sokoto state.
The state coordinator of the group, retired squadron leader Aminu Bala Sokoto, said former vice-president and PDP presidential candidate should look for his origin elsewhere and not Sokoto state, The Nation reports.
Mr Sokoto said it is false and atrocious for Atiku to trace his lineage to the state now that he is facing electoral litigation after the 2019 presidential election.
“Atiku who is now over 72 years old has never associated himself with Wurno , headquarters of Wurno Local Government of Sokoto State, where he claims his grandfather hailed from," the group said.
“His false and atrocious claim is just coming now that he is being bogged down by a protracted electoral litigation sequel to the 2019 Presidential elections.
“He is now claiming to hail from Sokoto and Jigawa States. He has forgotten that, in 2003 he had maliciously described the people of Sokoto, Kano and the other North Western States as ungrateful power zealots,” the group said.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s presidency has again attacked the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over his claims on the conduct of Saturday, February 23, presidential election.
The Independent reports that the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, who stated this on Thursday, April 25, while featuring on the political segment of the network service of Radio Nigeria in Abuja, described the 2019 general elections as free, fair and credible.
Legit.ng gathered that he said that his position was based on the verdicts of both domestic and international observers on the outcome of the elections.
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