Atiku, father, grandfather not Nigerians – Kyari
President Muhammad Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari has said that the PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian.
Speaking at the presidential election petition tribunal, Kyari insisted that the Adamawa province where Atiku was born belonged to Northern Cameroon According to Kyari, Atiku was already born in 1946 before a plebiscite was conducted in 1961 to balkanize Nigeria.
Abba Kyari told the presidential election petition tribunal that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar in the February 23 general election is a Cameroonian “flesh and blood.’’
Kyari, who was led through his deposition by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), counsel for the President, insisted that Jada, hometown of the former vice president was in Adamawa province, an en- clave that belonged to Northern Cameroon in 1946 when he (Atiku) was born.
He explained that Atiku was already born in 1946 before the plebiscite was conducted in 1961 to balkanize Nigeria and Cameroon where Jada which was part of Northern Cameroon voted to become Nigerian territory.
Kyari further said that the plebiscite also resulted in the southern part of Cameroon officially aligning to becoming Cameroonian territory.
The witness therefore, said the French system of assimilation had compelled people of Jada including Abubakar’s father and grandfather to be full Cameroonians in “flesh and blood.’’
On the status of Buhari certificate, Kyari said he had personally gone to collect the Cambridge University West Africa Examination Certificate of the President on July 18 for further proof.
“I can confirm that I was the one that collected and signed the Cambridge University West Africa Examination Certificate on behalf of the President on July 18, 2019,,’’ he said, according to Legit.ng. 2019 Election: Atiku heads to court to contest election result, can he win? – on .