2023: My Original Certificate Missing, Masari, Tinubu’s Running Mate Tells INEC
- The APC vice-presidential candidate, Kabiru Masari has revealed the real issue with his certificates
- In a recent move, Masari informed the Independent National Electoral Commission that his original certificates are nowhere to be found
- Masari in his submission to INEC deposed to an affidavit on the loss of his primary and secondary schools certificates
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Kabiru Masari, the running mate to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his original certificates are missing, Daily Trust reports.
The development comes amid the controversy over the primary and secondary schools certificates of Tinubu.
Reports have it that Masari in particulars submitted to INEC deposed to an affidavit on the loss of his primary and secondary schools certificates.
Masari reveals the date he attended primary school
He however said that he attended Masari Primary school, Katsina state between 1972-78 and obtained a Grade 2 Certificate from Katsina Teachers College in 1982 and a Higher Certificate in 1995.
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Legit.ng gathered that Tinubu chose Masari as a placeholder to meet INEC’s deadline of submitting names of candidates for the 2023 elections.
2023 presidency: Did Tinubu truly bear Yekini Amoda Ogunlere? New report clears air
A report by Daily Trust has stated that there is no sufficient evidence to support the claim that Bola Ahmed Tinubu changed his name in the past for whatever reasons and he has always held that he is from Lagos state.
The report was in reaction to the viral claim that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) changed his name over the years to what he currently bears.
A Facebook user, Jackson Ude, had on Sunday, June 26, made a post on a page, Nigeria Cycle, alleging that Tinubu had another name, Yekini Amoda Ogunlere, on his primary and secondary school certificates.
Chicago State University gives fresh update on Tinubu's academic degree
Meanwhile, the Chicago State University has once again confirmed that Tinubu indeed attended the university.
Ahead of the 2023 general election, many opponents of the ruling party and other Nigerians have questioned the academic degree of the presidential candidate.
Following the repeated allegations, Farooq Kperogi, a United States-based Nigerian lecturer, said he reached out to a colleague of mine at the Chicago State University to help him verify if Tinubu graduated from the school.