Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential contender for the 2023 election, has stated that the alleged faults identified in President Bola Tinubu’s certificate corroborate his discoveries.
According to the Gist House, Tinubu’s lawyers agreed on Wednesday, in response to Atiku’s petition in a federal court in Chicago, Illinois, United States, that there are errors in the academic certificate presented by the President to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and blamed those errors on the clerk of the Chicago State University (CSU).
In a statement made on Saturday, the former vice president stated that documents presented by his lawyers in the United States and Nigeria revealed troubling anomalies and circumstantial fallacies in Tinubu’s university academic credentials.
One of the documents is a certified true copy of Tinubu’s certificate, which he submitted to INEC on June 17, 2022, and according to Atiku’s lawyers, “this, purportedly, is the certificate issued to him by Chicago State University (“CSU”) showing that he attended the school and evidencing the degree he was awarded.”
“Another document contains a copy of a letter dated September 22, 2022, from Mr. Caleb Westberg, Registrar of CSU, which includes a copy of the certificate issued to Bola Tinubu in recognition of the degree he received from the university.”
“Another document is a copy of the certificate forwarded by Mr. Westberg, as previously mentioned, in response to a subpoena issued to CSU regarding Bola Tinubu’s academic qualifications and achievements.”
“There is also a copy of Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson’s bio.” Dr. Lubin-Johnson served as Chair of the CSU Board of Trustees from January 2001 until December 2002.
“Also included is a copy of Dr. Elnora D. Daniel’s bio. From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Daniel served as President of CSU.”
However, further study of these documents reveals that, while they all relate to the same subject, Tinubu’s academic credentials from Chicago State University, they all have distinct information.