Chicago State University Refuses Atiku's Request On Tinubu’s Certificate

Aug 24, 2023 - 15:22
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Chicago State University Refuses Atiku's Request On Tinubu’s Certificate
President Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar. (Photo Credit: Punch)
By Adetokunbo FAKEYE 

The Chicago State University has officially refused the request of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate in the last general election, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku to authenticate President Bola Tinubu’s credentials from the school. 

The school in their response to the request through subpoen states: "The student records Abubakar seeks from the University via a documents subpoena (Doc.1-1) and the information Abubakar seeks the University to provide under a deposition subpoena (Doc. 1-2) concern Tinubu’s private educational records. But since Tinubu has intervened to oppose this discovery, the University defers to Tinubu on the privacy issues implicated by Abubakar’s Application.” the document stated.

"The University struggles to understand how – given that Tinubu did graduate from the University in 1979 – Tinubu’s grades and other student records from the 1970s and date and signatory information on subsequently issued ceremonial diplomas could have any bearing on a 2023 election challenge in a foreign country.

"But the University is admittedly not familiar with the issues in the Nigerian proceeding or the evidentiary and other legal principles applicable therein. Accordingly, the University defers to Tinubu – who obviously is familiar with these issues and directly involved in that foreign proceeding – to advance procedural and relevancy objections to the Application".

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has in an efforts to disqualified President Tinubu and annulled his election victory, approached court in United States of America seeking validation of claimed by President Bola Tinubu that he attended Chicago State University. 

Below is the full response from Chicago State University:

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