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Atiku Drags Tinubu to US Court Over Academic Record


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A former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has filed a suit against President Bola Tinubu before the United States of America District Court for the Northern District of Illinois over the latter’s academic records.

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Atiku, in the suit marked No. 23-5099 (N. D. III.), stated that Tinubu’s academic records from primary school till university were questionable, hence the president’s failure to identify a single former classmate of his.

Phrank Shaibu, the Special Assistant on Public Communications to Atiku, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, August 6, 2023.

Atiku, a former Vice President, is challenging the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that Tinubu won the February 5, 2023, presidential election.


Shaibu said the filing of the fresh suit was why Atiku withdrew an existing case before a Circuit Court in Illinois, United States.

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He stated: “Atiku Abubakar only withdrew the case before a Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois County, United States of America because he is pursuing the same matter in a higher court and he wanted to avoid abuse of court processes. So, this is just the beginning.

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“In the past weeks, Nigerians have been watching the ongoing ministerial screening at the Senate where nominees have been made to reveal their primary, secondary and university history.

“Some of the ministerial nominees were even classmates with the senators screening them.

“However, the man who nominated them has no educational history. He has no primary school, secondary school or university classmates. This is because he has no classmates. He actually fell from the sky.

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“In recent years,In recent years, past Presidents have invited their former classmates to Aso Rock Villa.

“Even President Muhammadu Buhari hosted his classmates from Katsina Middle School. But who did Bola Tinubu invite to the Presidential Villa? Governors from 1999 set.”



Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email: ismail.aniemu@aol.com

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