The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential contender for the 2019
elections, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has rejected the petition by the APC challenging his citizenship as "idiotic".
Atiku, who talked through his media assistant, Mr. Paul Ibe, said it is an affront to Nigerians and the office of Vice President, which he involved for a long time, for the APC to charge that he is definitely not a Nigerian.
He said everything must not be about politics. According to him, “that is idiotic. It is idiotic. And it is ridiculous. Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria. Are they telling us that a former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not a Nigerian? That is disrespectful to Nigerians and for the office he has held, which other people will hold and will continue to hold. Everything must not be on the alter of politics."