Certificate Forgery: Nigeria's Reputation at Stake Under Tinubu - Atiku   - The Top Society

Certificate Forgery: Nigeria’s Reputation at Stake Under Tinubu – Atiku  

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Atiku Abubakar, PDP Presidential Candidate

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has voiced serious concerns over the controversy surrounding President Bola Tinubu’s academic certificate from Chicago State University (CSU). Atiku expressed his apprehensions on Thursday, emphasizing that Nigeria’s reputation is at stake.

“The reputation of our country is at stake and that affects Nigerians everywhere and wherever they may be,” Atiku said.

The situation escalated when CSU released President Tinubu’s academic records earlier this week, complying with a court order issued by Magistrate Jeffrey Gilbert on September 19. This release followed Atiku’s request for transparency regarding Tinubu’s educational background.

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Tinubu’s legal team, however, had contested the relevance of these records in Atiku’s appeal against him at the Supreme Court and sought a review of the court’s decision. Federal judge Nancy Maldonado subsequently overruled Tinubu’s objections and ordered CSU to release the academic records.

The CSU documents confirmed that Tinubu had indeed attended the university, but the controversy persisted. The Presidency, on the other hand, insisted that the released records vindicated President Tinubu and affirmed his status as an alumnus of the institution.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Public Affairs, Temitope Ajayi, clarified that CSU did not allege any forgery in the certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission by Tinubu before the presidential election.

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In response to these developments, Atiku Abubakar plans to file an application at the Supreme Court on Thursday, utilizing the academic records obtained from CSU as part of his election appeal. Atiku, who contested against President Tinubu in the February presidential election under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, is taking this step to address the ongoing controversy and ensure transparency in the electoral process.

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