Senator Ahmed Tinubu the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress has finally opened up on his controversial academic background, date of birth among other issues.
There have been claims anf counter claims about his date of birth and the authenticity of his certificate from the Chicago State University.
Speaking at Chatham House on Monday, December 5, 2022, in the United Kingdom he responded to a question on the matter, saying his records were consistent.
When asked to clear the air on the controversies surrounding his profile, Tinubu said the private companies he worked for and the university he attended had his record.
The presidential candidate also asked his critics to request a DNA test to confirm the veracity of his paternal origin.
He said, “My record is consistent and it’s true, and the university they questioned, they now confessed that they wasted their money and their time. The record is there, the transcript is there showing March, 1952. I am not claiming another father, I am Tinubu and Tinubu proper. If they want a DNA, they could as well request for one. One of them as even accused me of not being a Nigerian citizen, I didn’t touch that area.
“Equally, it remains the same. Chicago State University where I graduated has attested to that, now I can announce that I have received my original degree certificate from them. Deloitte trained me as an accounting firm, Mobil Oil has attested to my records. I got to the pinnacle of my career in the private sector. Who among them can brag about that?”.
Also, while addressing Nigerians at Chatham House, Tinubu explained why he has not been accepting invitations to join townhall meetings and debates ahead of the 2023 general election.
The presidential candidate believes he is a marketable individual, saying he won’t let anyone use him to make money.