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Tinubu Forged Certificate He Submitted To INEC – Atiku’s Lawyer

Although the President and his supporters have denied the allegations of forgery, Mr Kalu explained that the released document backs the forgery claims.


A photo combination of Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar

 

A lawyer to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has accused President Bola Tinubu of submitting a forged degree certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the exercise.

The lawyer, Kalu Kalu, said this on Thursday during a press conference held by Atiku after the Chicago State University released the President’s academic records to him.

Although the President and his supporters have denied the allegations, Mr Kalu explained that the released document backs the forgery claims.

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Asked what the documents show, he said, “One, that Bola Ahmed Tinubu forged the certificate he presented to INEC. That, two, that the qualifying certificate from South West College to Chicago State University bears a female name indicating that that document does not belong to Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Three, the Chicago State University admission form has a claim that Bola Ahmed Tinubu attended Government College Lagos and graduated in 1970 when indeed the school was established in 1974.

“The same document has it that the owner of that document is a black American and (in) the document Bola Ahmed Tinubu submitted to INEC, he denied having dual citizenship which means it does not belong to him. Then, the same document, oral deposition, said the A in Bola A Tinubu is Ahmed but the NYSC certificate Bola Ahmed Tinubu submitted to INEC has Adekunle. I don’t know where Adekunle emerged from.”

 

Former Vice President Abubakar is asking the Supreme Court to overturn Tinubu’s election after the Presidential Election Tribunal dismissed his petition.

As part of his move to overturn the result, he successfully filed a case in the US and his legal team received the academic records of the President which has been the subject of controversy.

When Mr Kalu was asked at the press conference what value he expected the documents received to have at the Supreme Court, he said, “It is very, very clear that from decided authorities, the Supreme Court has held that they can accept a party to adduce fresh evidence as long as certain conditions are met and from what transpired in proceedings in US courts, that condition has been met.

“So, as we speak, our law is very clear that a party at fault cannot be allowed to enjoy the fruits of its illegality.”

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Atiku Rallies Obi, Kwankwaso

COMBO photos of Atiku, Tinubu, Obi and Kwankwaso

 

Meanwhile, Atiku has called on Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP)’s Rabiu Kwankwaso to join in his quest for justice over the matter.

According to him, his move is for a better Nigeria, calling on well-meaning citizens to also join the campaign.

“Let me call on all well-meaning Nigerians, leaders of thoughts, our religious, traditional, community and political leaders and in particular, Governor Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP and the leaders of every political party in Nigeria and indeed every single person who loves this country as I do and who wishes nothing but the best for this country as I do, to join me in this campaign to enshrine probity, accountability and the basic principles of justice, morality, and uprightness in our country and in our government. This is a task for every one of us,” he said at the event.