BY ERIC DUMO
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that he did not institute any legal action on the citizenship of a former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.
Malami said this in a statement by Dr Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, on Wednesday.
He said, “I never filed any case before any court in the country challenging the citizenship of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.”
He said the matter in contention was part of the 2019 pre-election matters instituted by Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/177/2019.
He said that it was in respect of it that Atiku, Peoples Democratic Party, Independent National Electoral Commission and the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation were made co-defendants.
He noted that the issue had already been widely reported by the media since April, 2019.
Malami said, “It is unfortunate that stale news stories capable of causing confusion are repackaged and presented to the general public as current news.”