The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, that its claim that Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian could reignite frosty issues between Nigeria and Cameroon.
Naija News recalls that the ruling filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday.
In the petition filed by APC’s lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, the party faulted the candidacy of Abubakar, who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, claiming that the former Vice President is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen.
APC, hence maintained that the Presidential candidate petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, its own candidate, should be dismissed for lacking in merit.
Reacting, Sani said the APC must be careful with its claim so that Cameroun does not renew claims to the old Sardauna province, which he said will see Nigeria end up losing a portion of her northern territory like the Bakassi.
“The ruling had Be cautious in your politics not to reignite Nigeria Cameroun frosty historical issues so that they don’t renew claims to the old Sardauna province and then we will end up losing a portion of our northern territory like the Bakassi,” Sani tweeted.
Be cautious in your politics not to reignite Nigeria Cameroun frosty historical issues,so that they don’t renew claims to the old Sardauna province and then we will end up loosing a potion of our northern territory like the Bakassi.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 13, 2019