Atiku Gives Condition To End Battle With Tinubu Over Academic Records

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Atiku Gives Condition To End Battle With Tinubu Over Academic Records

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former President of the country, has said that he will only withdraw his case against President Bola Tinubu’s academic records after the Supreme Court has given its verdict.

Atiku made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

He said, “I have already filed my appeal against him at the Supreme Court. It is only when the court rules that he is right that I will drop this fight; in other words, I will drop this fight when the court rules because there is no court higher than the supreme court.”

He also called on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), to join him in the fight to establish the authenticity of Tinubu’s certificate.

Atiku said Nigeria’s reputation is at stake with the controversy surrounding the Chicago State University’s certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by Tinubu.

He urged the relevant stakeholders to uphold the tenets of democracy by establishing the truth about the certificate submitted to INEC by the President.

“The reputation of our country is at stake and that affects Nigerians everywhere and wherever they may be,” Atiku said.

Atiku had filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 presidential election on the grounds including that Tinubu did not possess the required academic qualifications to contest the election.

Tinubu has denied the allegations, saying that he graduated from Chicago State University in 1979. However, there have been conflicting reports about his academic qualifications.

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