Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has raised concerns about President Bola Tinubu’s degree certificate, specifically questioning his primary and secondary education claims.
Atiku shared this on his verified account on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday.
According to the former vice-president, in 1999, Tinubu asserted that he attended St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, Lagos State, before enrolling at Children’s Home School in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
Atiku went on to say that Tinubu’s educational journey then took him to Government College Ibadan and the Richard Daley College, followed by Chicago State University in the United States.
“I woke up this morning wondering how we reached this impasse. In 1999, Tinubu claimed he attended St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, Lagos, and then proceeded to Children’s Home School in Ibadan.
“He stated that his subsequent educational institutions were Government College Ibadan, Richard Daley College, and Chicago State University in the United States.
“Interestingly, in 2023, Tinubu only acknowledges attending Chicago State University in the United States,” he tweeted.
Atiku further urged concerned Nigerians to question Tinubu’s declaration of having no primary and secondary education while holding a university degree.
“I am baffled. How is that feasible? I believe that all well-meaning Nigerians should share my confusion over Tinubu’s statement that he lacked primary and secondary education, yet possesses a university degree.
“You might want to #AskTinubu how he accomplished this, so that we can gain insights from his resourcefulness.”
Recently, Atiku filed a separate case, No. 23-5099 (N. D. III.), against Tinubu in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
This is distinct from the lawsuit requesting Tinubu’s academic records, which state that he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Chicago State University.