The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has given the defeated presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, in the February election, tips on how to reclaim his alleged stolen mandate at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
Atiku is challenging the victory of the All Progressive Congress candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, at the tribunal with the former Vice President claiming he won the election and asking to be declared winner.
Expectedly both parties in their arguments before the tribunal have been involved in bitter exchange with the APC claiming Atiku is a Cameroonian and didn’t qualify to vie for the office.
Weighing in on the matter, Kanu gave Atiku tips on how to defeat Buhari at the tribunal in a viral video.
His words, “I will offer free legal advice to Atiku live on air in the hope that they will use it because it is obvious Atiku won the election and APC are deploying all instruments of coercion at the disposal of the Nigerian state to deny him his mandate.
“Between Atiku and the man occupying Aso Rock, only Atiku is a Nigerian, the other is Sudanese. Atiku is not a Nigerian by birth but he is by choice, through referendum at the age of 15. But the other person is neither a Nigerian by birth nor by choice. Atiku should demand for Buhari’s DNA and if it turns out that the person in Aso rock is Buhari, I will drop my agitation immediate. Recall that Buhari’s legal team had queried Atiku’s citizenship, and also told the election tribunal that Atiku is a Cameroonian and not Nigerian. In view of the above, Kanu said, “the weak and porous argument Atiku’s defence team is making in response to this line of attack by APC, is to say that, ‘it is ludicrous to allege that a man who became Nigeria’s vice-president, who has lived, invested and paid tax in the country for years is not a citizen.
Continued: “This is a wholly unnecessary digression that failed to address the constitutional question of place of birth as key qualification for anybody seeking to become the president of Nigeria. That Atiku was the Vice President is not the issue at hand but rather his suitability as defined by the constitution of Nigeria.
“However, APC putting up the argument in court is a “vindication that everything I say on Radio Biafra is the truth. “It may appear outlandish and unbelievable at first, but eventually history always vindicate me. It is now over to Atiku’s team to unleash what they have against Jubril.”