Chicago State University Releases Tinubu's Record on Atiku's Request

Chicago State University Releases Tinubu's Record on Atiku's Request

  • The Chicago State University has finally released the academic records of President Bola Tinubu after several pushes by Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate in the 2023 presidential election
  • Following the order by the Illinois Court in the US, the maintained its earlier position that it did not keep copies of diploma certificates issued to students of the institution
  • In the latest release, the Chicago State University clarified the issue of gender discrepancies as well as the differences in date

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Illinois, US - The Chicago State University (CSU) has released the academic records of President Bola Tinubu at the request of Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election.

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The move by the CSU was in line with the order by the Illinois United States (U.S.) court, The Cable reported.

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After Atiku's pushes, Chicago State University releases Tinubu's records Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Chicago State University confirmed Tinubu as its graduate

In its response, Chicago State University reiterated its earlier position that it does not have copies of diploma certificates it issued to students.

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The university's released record confirmed President Tinubu graduated in 1979.

Over the weekend, the district court for the northern district of Illinois ordered the Chicago State University to release the academic records of President Tinubu.

In response to the request made by Atiku, which was to release a copy of the diploma certificates issued to Tinubu in 1997, the CSU maintained that the certificates matched the formats of President Tinubu's replacement, which was dated June 27, 1997.

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Details of Tinubu's academic records as released by Chicago State University

Based on Atiku's demands, the institutions released several samples of the diplomas the Chicago State University awarded to other students based on Atiku's request.

Earlier, President Tinubu had claimed to have lost his original certificates, but he presented a replacement for his CSU diploma to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The university also clarified that Tinubu ticked (M) as against the circulated copy that the certificate belonged to a female and blamed the differences in the dates on a clerical error.

Certificate: "I don't need to put an injunction", Obi shades Tinubu earlier reported that 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.

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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.


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