A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, is faced with a legal battle that could determine his political career which has promptly led AGF Abubakar Malami to question his eligibility to contest for president. In his bid to get this fixed, Malami has taken Atiku to court to recount his charges.
The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has set a date to determine the suit against the former vice president.
The attorney-general of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has told a Nigerian court that a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, is unfit to contest for president under the Nigerian constitution.
Malami’s arguments were in support of the suit filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja by the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA), challenging Atiku eligibility to contest for the high office.
From the information gathered by Bazecity Media, and as reported by The Nations, the former Vice-President of FGN and the former presidential aspirant has an issue surrounding his birth which Malami reported to be able to take him down the lane on his political ambitions.
The minister of justice who was joined in the suit, told the court through his team of lawyers, led by Oladipo Okpeseyi (SAN), that as argued by the plaintiff, Atiku’s Nigerian citizenship is in doubt.
Although the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/177/2019 was filed before the 2019 presidential election, it is yet to be heard and determined.
The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo had on March 15, 2021, said the suit was due for hearing as he has fixed May 4 for the commencement of the proceedings.