Atiku’s citizenship suit: Group says AGF Malami blinded by 2023 ambition

Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN), Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice ; bashed by Amalgamated Atiku Support Group over decision to join the suit filed on the citizenship of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN), Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice ; bashed by Amalgamated Atiku Support Group over decision to join the suit filed on the citizenship of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

 

Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN), Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice ; bashed by Amalgamated Atiku Support Group over decision to join the suit filed on the citizenship of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN), Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice ; bashed by Amalgamated Atiku Support Group over decision to join the suit filed on the citizenship of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

A group, Amalgamated Atiku Support Group, has condemned the decision of Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice to join the suit filed on the citizenship of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Malami had filed an an affidavit in support of a suit marked  filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA).

EMA, in 2019, had instituted the suit to challenge Atiku’s eligibility to contest for president.

The organization had asked the court to declare that in line with the provisions of sections 25(1) &(2) and 131(a) of the constitution and the circumstances related to his birth, the former vice-president who cannot contest for the Nigerian presidency.

The AGF, had in his affidavit before the court agreed that Atiku is not a Nigerian citizen by birth and is therefore not qualified to contest to be president of the federal republic of Nigeria.

“The first defendant was born on the 25th of November, 1946 at Jada, at the time in Northern Cameroon. By the plebiscite of 1961, the town of Jada was incorporated into Nigeria.

“The first defendant is a Nigerian by virtue of the 1961 plebiscite, but not a Nigerian by birth. The first defendant’s parents died before the 1961 plebiscite,” the AGF said.

But in reaction to Malami’s involvement, Atiku Support Group, in a statement by Remi Adebayo, its Director of Media accused the AGF of working outside the dictates of his office as the chief law officer of the entire nation.

It also accused the AGF of  acting as if he is the Attorney General of the ruling APC.

“For Malami to join the suit filed by a hurriedly put together group known as Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA) begs the question as to what the interest of Malami the AGF is.

“The suit before the court challenging the citizenship of Atiku Abubakar, it would be recalled, has been exhaustively dealt with by the Court of Appeal and same affirmed by the Supreme Court at the final judgment during the Presidential election petition tribunal.

“It is therefore laughable and inconceivable to see the Attorney General of the Federation putting his weight behind such an exercise in futility.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku’s Nigeria’s citizenship is a settled matter, and anything contrary to that is a figment of Malami’s warped imagination.

“However, it must be expressly stated that Malami’s action is predicated on his ambition to run for the office of the President to take over from Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

“This inordinate ambition of Malami can be glimpsed from how desperately he moved against some of his own party men who have indicated interest to run against him in the APC, but ultimately, Atiku Abubakar is seen as the biggest threat hence this heinous move to stop the former Vice President.

“But we have no doubt that this plot shall fail. Malami’s belief that he can use his position as the chief law officer and the instrumentality of the courts to achieve his vaulting ambition will also collapse on his face.

“We urge the courts not to allow itself to be a pawn in the hands of AGF Malami, even as we ask Nigerians to speak up and rise against this evil machination as it is capable of denying them (Nigerians) the much-needed good governance that would be brought by Atiku Abubakar when, God willing he is elected into the office of the President come 2023.”

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  1. Mr Abubakar Malami, is a wicked man. This is the same man who wanted to overthrow the governor of Edo State by all means. He failed because the people of Edo State were strongly behind Governor Obaseki. Hear what the Lord is saying Malami, Buhari and people in authority who are not allowing the children to have rest:-
    Jeremiah 23:1-4
    “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the Lord. Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord.
    Proverbs 29:2
    When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
    Proverbs 29:12
    If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.
    Ezekiel 34:1-8
    The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds (leaders) of Israel (Nigeria); prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds (leaders), Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds (leaders) of Israel (Nigeria) who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. … THE WRATH OF GOD IS ALREADY FALLING ON THE PEOPLE NOW AND IT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE LORD’S PEOPLE ARE FREE.

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