- Peter Obi, the Labour Party flagbearer in the 2023 presidential election, has criticised President Bola Tinubu for trying to block access to his academic records at the Chicago State University
- In a satirical tone, the former Governor of Anambra State was seen in a video shared by Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, saying that his academic records can be verified online
- In the video, Obi said that if any Nigerian visits NSUKKA for his academic records, the university would give him or her his transcript
Peter Obi, the flagbearer of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election, has been seen making a satirical comment about President Bola Tinubu's academic record at the Chicago State University (CSU).
In a tweet, Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, shared a video of the former governor talking about how his academic records are available to all Nigerians, adding that his Alma Mata can give his transcript.
What Peter Obi said about Tinubu's academic records at Chicago State University
In the video, Obi said:
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"My name is Peter Obi. I am from this town. I went to this primary school, this secondary school, this university."
The audience was heard laughing, and he then said:
"I don't need to put an injunction for you not to see it. Go and tell them in Nsuka. They will give you my transcript."
How Nigerians react to Obi's comment on Tinubu's academic records
Some Nigerians have taken to the comment section to react to the video. See some of their reactions below:
A netizen with the name, @sunnshyn01, said:
"Sorry, but I do not see an atom of mockery. All I see is a message being passed."
Amaka Agbara said:
"Please, where is the mockery here? Somebody that just stated a fact."
Oyela opined that:
"Thank God for Tinubu, that lets us understand that Education is a fraud and a waste of time in Nigeria before you hold public office. That doesn’t mean you can be a Nigerian before you become a Nigerian president."
Bigjoe recalled that Atiku had been granted access to Tinubu's academic record at the Chicago State University. He said:
"Atiku just won the case to release the Chicago certificate; what’s your thought on that leave, Peter."
"We’ve heard him loud and clear, but he will never be Nigeria’s President, he should thank God for life; this time last year, did he think he would be this popular?"
US court orders Chicago varsity to release Tinubu’s records to Atiku
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Chicago State University has again been compelled to provide President Bola Tinubu's academic records to Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election.
Inibehe Effiong, a human rights lawyer, while sharing the document of the judgment, stated that the university had been compelled to release the record on Monday.
Effiong noted that the judge cautioned any court against staying the execution of its order and that any appeal against the judgment would be denied.