Atiku’s aide reacts to report of Tinubu having dual citizenship
The camp of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to reports of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, having dual citizenship.
Atiku’s spokesman, Daniel Bwala, wondered why Tinubu would allegedly have dual citizenship and contest for the presidency.
The dual citizenship allegation is the latest in the controversies surrounding Tinubu.
Tinubu’s critics believe dual citizenship prevents him from the presidency based on Section 137 of the Constitution.
He is believed to have a Guinean passport.
Reacting to the controversy, Bwala tweeted: “If you are running for the office of the president, but you have acquired a passport of another country, meaning you have dual citizenship; and in your INEC form you ticked No for having another passport other than a Nigerian passport, what is the implication? Hmmm.
“Someone was trying to give an excuse for dual citizenship and said, “but the passport has expired.” Funny. Does the expiration of your passport take away your citizenship status?”