Nigeria’s president has dismissed accusations that he is not a Nigerian, despite being in office for a year.
The ruling party leader, Ibrahim Babangida, on Saturday delivered a speech in which he denied accusations of being a Nigerian.
“My father is Nigerian, my mother is Nigerian and my father is a Nigerian citizen.
We are all Nigerian.
We all belong to Nigeria,” he said in his speech.”
I am not a foreigner, nor a foreigner.
I am Nigerian, and I am proud to be Nigerian.”
In a series of tweets, Mr Babangidas denied the accusations and said he did not have Nigerian roots.
He also said that his mother was Nigerian and that his father was Nigerian.
In a video posted on his official Twitter account, Mr Buharis speech also claimed that “there are many Nigerian citizens in Nigeria”.
“There are many Nigerians in Nigeria,” Mr Bunnars message read.
The Nigerian National Election Commission (NNE) has confirmed that Mr Babangs statement was a statement of fact.”
We have a common language, we have a good culture and we have good people in Nigeria.”
The Nigerian National Election Commission (NNE) has confirmed that Mr Babangs statement was a statement of fact.
In its statement, the NNE also said Mr Babagidas remarks were not based on a statement by the president.””
The speech was a political statement of facts.”
In its statement, the NNE also said Mr Babagidas remarks were not based on a statement by the president.
“The President’s remarks were made as part of the election campaign and were not endorsed by him or his government,” the NNEC statement read.
A Nigerian official told the Associated Press news agency that the Nigerian president had made a series and contradictory statements about his country’s history.
“It is difficult to tell whether he is saying the truth about Nigeria or not,” the official said.
“But he has not denied being Nigerian.”
The official said Mr Bumagid was a Nigerian national and was in Nigeria during his father’s rule.
“There is no doubt he was born in Nigeria and he was raised in Nigeria.”
His father was in power and he is the president of Nigeria,” the Nigerian official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
The official also denied that Mr Bungid was part of an armed rebellion, saying he had no knowledge of the rebellion.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.