May 18, 2024

Atiku’s lawyer: Tinubu’s NYSC certificate submitted to INEC has Adekunle — NOT Ahmed

Kalu Kalu, counsel to Atiku Abubakar, says there is a discrepancy in the name written on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate submitted by President Bola Tinubu to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Kalu spoke on Thursday at a press conference addressed by Abubakar in Abuja.

According to the lawyer, the name on the NYSC certificate submitted by the president to the electoral commission is Bola Adekunle Tinubu, not Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“The Chicago State University admission application form has a claim that Bola Ahmed Tinubu attended Government College, Lagos, and graduated in 1970 when indeed the school was established in 1974,” Kalu said.

“The same document has it that the owner of that document is a black American, and then 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 under deposition says that the ‘A’ — Bola A. Tinubu is Ahmed, but the NYSC certificate Bola Ahmed Tinubu submitted to INEC has Adekunle.”

Kalu also claimed that findings from the deposition at the court showed that the president forged the certificates he presented to INEC.

“That the qualifying certificate from the South-west College to Chicago State University bears a female, indicating that that document does not belong to Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.

Abubakar is challenging the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 poll and the tribunal’s judgement that upheld the president’s victory on September 6.

The PDP candidate has consistently alleged that Tinubu’s educational records are fraught with discrepancies and forgeries.

His request for the US court for the northern district of Illinois to compel Chicago State University (CSU) to release Tinubu’s academic records has since been granted.

Abubakar had said he would use the academic records released by CSU in his litigation against Tinubu at the supreme court.

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