Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has refuted a false and misleading report that a United States court in Illinois County dismissed a lawsuit he filed against President Bola Tinubu in which he sought the President’s academic records from Chicago State University.
Mr Atiku, speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications, Phrank Shaibu, said in a statement on Sunday that he withdrew the lawsuit before the Court of Cook County because he is pursuing the same matter in a higher court, hence avoiding abuse of court processes.
Mr Shaibu said, “Waziri Atiku Abubakar only withdrew the case before a Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois County, United States of America because he is pursuing the same matter in a higher court and he wanted to avoid an abuse of court processes. “So, this is just the beginning.”
President Tinubu has stated that he obtained honours in Business Administration from Chicago State University in 1979, yet his educational history has been a source of contention. In the previous year.
Meanwhile, Mr Atiku, a former Vice President, has since approached the court, demanding the academic records of Mr Tinubu.
But it was reported last week that the US Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, denied Mr Atiku’s request to access President Tinubu’s academic records at the Chicago State University.
In response to the report, Mr Atiku’s aide described it as hilarious that President Tinubu and his supporters were rejoicing at the US court report “as if it were a Supreme Court decision.”
He, therefore, clarified that Mr Atiku withdrew the court case because he is pursuing the same matter at a higher court
He stated that Mr Tinubu’s academic records from primary school through university were suspicious, explaining why the President was unable to name a single former classmate.
Mr Shaibu words
“In the last one week, Nigerians have been watching the ongoing ministerial screening at the Senate where nominees have been made to reveal their primary, secondary and university history. Some of the ministerial nominees were even classmates with the senators screening them.
“However, the man who nominated them has no educational history. He has no primary school, secondary school or university classmates. This is because he has no classmates. He actually fell from the sky.
“In recent years past Presidents have invited their former classmates to Aso Rock Villa. Even President Muhammadu Buhari hosted his classmates from Katsina Middle School. But who did Bola Tinubu invite to the Presidential Villa? Governors from 1999 set. This is a man whose entire life, background and credentials remain unknown and Atiku will ensure that the man is exposed.”
He said it was expected that the person to hold the Office of the President must be above board, especially on his life history.
@SuperTreeH on X (formerly known as Twitter) said, “Atiku dey punch bat, obi dey bite am and blow him air. Please who wicked pass?.@atiku go show am shege banza, shebi he sabi abuse atiku ni.
@ShwarDr said, “Tinubu no go any school sha. We can all see that from the pattern of leadership e dey give us and ECOWAS.
The man na street man from tey tey. E reach him turn to be president Nigerians come wise up 😭😭😭 Buhari do am detty sha😭😭😭
@realadantweet, said “No president with multiple court cases hovering over his head than Tinubu.