7 things Atiku’s lawyer revealed about Tinubu’s Chicago University certificate


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar, held a world press conference on Thursday.

Atiku, who finished behind Tinubu in the election, had challenged Tinubu’s victory in court.

The former vice-president lost at the Presidential Tribunal, but continued his case at the US court, which eventually ordered release of official documents to aid his appeal at the Supreme Court.

He had argued that there were discrepancies in the Chicago State University (CSU) certificate Tinubu submitted to the INEC which should have rendered him ineligible to contest the election.

This is the summarized allegations from Atiku’s lawyer, Kalu Kalu, while answering questions from journalists:


— Tinubu forged the CSU certificate submitted to INEC.

— The Southwest College Certificate he used to apply to CSU bears ‘Female’ as gender.

— His CSU admission form indicates that he attended Govt College and graduated in 1970 whereas the school was established in 1974.

— The documents used in applying to CSU belong to a black American Female.

— On his INEC form, Tinubu denied having dual citizenship, therefore the admission letter can’t possibly belong to him.

— The documents indicate that the initial ‘A’ in Bola A Tinubu is ‘Ahmed’ but is ‘Adekunle’ on the NYSC certificate he tendered.

— The Supreme Court can accept new evidence if the requirements are met and Atiku has met all the requirements.

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