07 April 2021 by VICTORIA ABAH.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, AGF, has denied instituting a legal action on the citizenship of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the AGF, Dr. Umar Gwandu in Abuja.
The statement insists that the AGF has never filed any case before any court in the country challenging the citizenship of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
According to the statement , the matter in contention was part of the 2019 pre-election matters instituted by a Civil Society Organization – the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa, in respect of which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, Independent National Electoral Commission, and Office of the AGF were made co-defendants.
It explains that the issue had already been widely reported by the media since April, 2019, adding that it is unfortunate that stale news capable of causing confusion were being repackaged and presented to the general public as current news.