Raw Nigeria sighted an alleged Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ID card which revealed that He holds citizenship in both Nigeria and Guinea Conakry (Guineenne).
The alleged ID card was shared on social media by Investigative journalist David Hundeyin, who posted a picture of Tinubu’s international passport, indicating his origin as Guinea Conakry.
If the picture making the rounds on social media is anything to go by, the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu might be in for a fresh round of legal trouble.
According to the passport, Tinubu holds a Guinean passport which is contrary to the provisions of Nigeria’s constitution.
Section 137 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria provides “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if subject to the provisions of Section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, he has made a declaration of allegiance to such other country.”
According to the passport, the former Lagos State Governor acquired the passport of Guinea Republic in 2015.
The article which was written by Desmond Afolayan said:
“Mr. Tinubu’s forays into another African country to openly take sides in the highest level of their domestic politics should ordinarily be seen as the private business of a private citizen with no risk of negatively impacting on Nigeria’s foreign relations interests.
“It is however important to note that the former governor of Lagos state failed to appropriately draw the lines between acting in his own capacity and posturing that can suggest he was covertly acting on behalf of President Buhari or the Nigerian state.
However, it must be noted that the Nigerian constitution states that any person who voluntarily acquires citizenship from another country besides Nigeria is disqualified from being the President of Nigeria. This revelation has caused concern among some Nigerians, who see it as a fight to protect the constitution and the future of the country.
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