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Malami discloses case against Atiku’s citizenship status commenced in 2019



The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has revealed that the case challenging the citizenship of ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar started in 2019.

Malami made this assertion via a statement issued on Wednesday, April 7, by his spokesman, Dr. Umar Gwandu.

The AGF revealed he did not institute the case, noting it was filed by a civil society organisation – the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa.

According to Malami, the matter 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 partly read.

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.”

Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that it is difficult to find an ally after leaving seat of power.

Jonathan made this known in Bauchi, while inaugurating the 6.25Km Sabon Kaura-Jos by-pass road constructed by the Bauchi state government on Tuesday, April 6.

”There are people who act like they can’t eat without you when you’re in a position of power. But once you’re no longer in that position; they move on and act like you no longer exist.

”It is a very big day for me and you know why? Because it’s not easy for somebody to work with you in Nigeria then after leaving office; that person still continues with that kind of strong fraternal relationship with you.

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”I have been in government for a reasonable time; and I’ve served at quite a number of levels starting from deputy governor.

“Most of my experience is that after leaving office; some people just forget that you even exists.

”However, Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi is a good brother; and I’m quite pleased that he invited me to commission the first major project that he has completed, that’s a big honour,” he said.

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