- The United States District Court has ruled on Atiku Abubakar's suit against President Bola Tinubu
- In its ruling, the US Court ordered the Chicago State University to release the academic records of Tinubu
- On Tuesday, September 19, the judge ordered that the academic records of Tinubu be produced within 48 hours
Jeffrey Gilbert, the presiding judge, on Tuesday, September 19, directed the institution to release “all relevant and non-privileged documents” to Abubakar Atiku, the plaintiff, within 48 hours.
As reported by PMNews, the CSU will most likely tender what has been circulating in the public domain over the past few days.
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The legal representative of Tinubu had insisted that his client would not be willing to lift his privacy privilege, with the ruling also conceding this by using the term "non-privileged documents”.
The PEPC had in its ruling affirmed Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential poll held on Saturday, February 25.
In his petition before the apex court, Atiku filed a 35-ground appeal accusing the PEPC of misinterpreting the amended 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act 2022.
Before the judgment of the US Court, the CSU, in its deposition, claimed before the court that Tinubu was a former student of the institution and graduated in 1979.
Atiku’s request for Tinubu’s academic records is expected to be included against the latter's emergence as election winner.
Taraba: Tribunal sacks PDP lawmaker, affirms election of 2 APC candidates
In another development, two lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State have been affirmed election winners.
Justice Benson Ogbu-led election petition tribunal ruled against the petitions of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Another candidate of the PDP, Nuhu Akila, was also sacked by the tribunal and was ordered to surrender the certificate of return issued to him by INEC.