- Atiku Abubakar's request at the US court has finally been granted by the Chicago State University
- This is as the CSU on Monday evening granted Atiku access to President Bola Tinubu's academic records from the institution
- However, Festus Keyamo described Atiku's efforts as a fruitless exercise and urged him to apologise to Tinubu and Nigerians
Festus Keyamo, the minister of aviation and aerospace development, has urged Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, to tender an unreserved apology to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Nigerians.
Recall that the Chicago State University (CSU) on Monday, October 2, released Tinubu's academic records at the request of Atiku.
Legit.ng reported that the move by the CSU was in line with the order by the Illinois United States (U.S.) court, The Cable reported.
Reacting to the development, Keyamo, in a series of posts shared on his X page (formerly known as Twitter), described Atiku's efforts as futile.
He noted that Atiku's loss at the February 25 presidential election "hurt him deeply more than all his previous losses put together".
The minister, however, urged the former vice president of Nigeria to accept his fate and retire to his peaceful abode.
"From the responses by Chicago State University, ATIKU’s journey to Chicago and back has been a journey to nowhere, a fruitless exercise and an odyssey in self-humiliation. President Tinubu and Nigerians deserve an unreserved apology from him.
"It is now obvious that the loss of ATIKU Abubakar at the last polls hurt him deeply more than all his previous losses put together; it has since sent him spinning like a drunkard, lashing out to hold on to every single straw that resembles a lifeline. This is bad for his health; he should accept that this game is over (as the Chicago State University responses have shown) and retire peacefully to his famed abode. Those around him have a role to play in this."
Nigerians react as Keyamo blasts Atiku
As usual, Nigerians took to the comment section of Keyamo's X page in reaction to the development.
"Festus, propaganda won’t work! The whole world knows the truth."
"Why do they keep lying?
"Senior Advocate of Nonsense, which apology? Your fraudulent boss needs to resign and apologise to Nigerians and Africa for the shame and embarrassment he brought on us. Shameless you."
"I wonder the kind of school you all went to that resulted in becoming a lawyer."
"No surprises here. Cry more obedient."
CSU Certificate saga: Obi knocks Tinubu
Legit.ng earlier reported that Peter Obi, the Labour Party flagbearer, has criticised President Bola Tinubu for trying to block access to his academic records at the CSU.
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.
Tinubu’s coursemate at Chicago University swears affidavit
Meanwhile, Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan, gave a fresh update concerning the authenticity of the certificate of President Tinubu from the Chicago State University.
Omokri said a Nigerian man identified as Olajide Adeniji had sworn an affidavit that he was a classmate of President Tinubu at Chicago State University.