Malami Denies Challenging Atiku’s Citizenship In Court

Federal AGF, Malami Denies Filing A Suit Challenging Atiku's Nigerian  Citizenship

Moses Ofodeme

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has denied going to court to challenge Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship status.

Malami via a statement issued on Wednesday, April 7, through his spokesman, Dr. Umar Gwandu, stated that the case actually began in 2019.

According to the AGF the case was filed by a civil society organisation – the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa and was part of an election case that started in 2019.

“Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has not instituted legal action on the citizenship or otherwise of the former Vice-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,” the statement stated.

“Malami has never filled any case before any court in the country challenging the citizenship of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

“The matter in contention was part of the 2019 pre-election matters instituted by a civil society organisation; the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/177/2019; in respect of which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party Independent National Electoral Commission and the Office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation was made a co-defendant.”

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