Nigeria: I didn’t file suit against Atiku’s citizenship, only a co-defendant — Malami

Published: 7/Avr/2021
Source: The Vanguard (Abuja)

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, ABUJA

Following the wave of criticisms trailing the recent affidavit he filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Wednesday, clarified that he was not the one that approached the court to query the citizenship of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

In a statement, he made available to newsmen through his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu,

Malami, said he did not institute legal action on the citizenship or otherwise of the former VP. He however explained that the affidavit he filed before the court was in response to a 2019 pre-election suit that was filed by a Civil Society Organization – the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa.

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Themes: Nationalité des politiciens
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2021