The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party counterpart Peter Obi, have been given a seven-day ultimatum to publish their academic credentials for Nigerians to see.
The ultimatum was given by a group under the aegis of Beta Naija via a statement jointly signed by its spokesman, Mustafa Ahmed Tijani, and Director General, Etinosa Igiebor, on Thursday, 5th October, 2023.
This is coming amidst an ongoing certificate saga involving President Bola Tinubu. Recall that Atiku had earlier received Tinubu’s academic records from the Chicago State University (CSU).
The group argued that Atiku’s inquisition into Tinubu’s academic credentials can be likened to embarking on a fruitless journey to nowhere, urging the PDP candidate to end his “chase of shadows.”
The statement reads in part, “We expect him (Atiku) to busy himself with how to prove that he won the February Presidential Election at the Supreme Court, rather than this fishing expedition he is currently on. Instead of proving that he won the election, he is busy spending his fraudulently earned dollars on expensive lawyers to prove a matter that is not in doubt at all.”
Beta Naija questions Atiku’s MSC
Also, the group expressed concerns about how Atiku suddenly ended up with a Master’s degree, having previously stated that he only attended the Royal School of Hygiene in Kano.
They said, “Meanwhile, we are concerned about how Atiku Abubakar, who claims he attended the Royal School of Hygiene in Kano, ended up as a Master’s Degree holder. We are also at a loss as to why Peter Obi, who claims to have graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is unwilling to parade said transcript and academic records…
Obi and Atiku receive a 7-day ultimatum
“Let it be on record that we have before now written privately to both the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party counterpart, Mr Peter Obi, to release their academic credentials to the public and there was no response from either party. We are hereby issuing another public call with a Seven (7) day ultimatum for compliance.
“Failure to do so will see us asking our lawyers, who are waiting in the wings, to institute a case against them in a court of competent jurisdiction to demand the release of the academic records of both the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi.”
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