Election Dispute: Atiku, Obi Issued Ultimatum to Release Academic Records

Election Dispute: Atiku, Obi Issued Ultimatum to Release Academic Records

  • Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, have been given a seven-day ultimatum to release their academic results
  • The ultimatum was given by a political group, Team Beta Naija, who pledged to drag the duo to court
  • The group’s call comes against the backdrop of the current furore over the academic records of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu released by the Chicago State University (CSU) at Atiku's request

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Akure, Ondo state - A political group, Team Beta Naija, has given both Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) respectively, a seven-day deadline to release their academic records.

Failure to comply, Team Beta Naija said, the opposition leaders will face legal action, The Guardian newspaper noted.

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Atiku and Peter Obi have refused to concede defeat to Bola Tinubu several months after the 2023 election. Photo credits: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar
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'Release your academic records to public'

The group on Thursday, October 5, criticised Atiku, accusing him of diverting attention.

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Per The Nation newspaper, the director-general (DG) of the group, Etinosa Igiebor, in a statement, disclosed that the group had written privately to Messrs Atiku and Obi to release their academic credentials to the public but that there was no response from either man.

Team Beta Naija’s statement partly reads:

“We are hereby issuing another public call with a Seven (7) day ultimatum for compliance.
"Failure to do so will see us asking our lawyers, who are waiting in the wings, to institute a case against them in a court of competent jurisdiction to demand the release of the academic records of both the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi.

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“The case before the Supreme Court is a logical one and not an emotional affair. If they want to win, they must prove beyond every reasonable doubt. Anything aside from logic will amount to a waste of time.”

Atiku puts faith in Supreme Court

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Atiku said he would only 'drop his fight' with President Bola Tinubu "when the Supreme Court of Nigeria rules".

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, October 5, Atiku insisted President Tinubu forged his Chicago State University (CSU) certificate.

'Join me to remove Tinubu': Atiku

Legit.ng also reported that Atiku called on his counterparts in the LP and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso in his move to unseat President Tinubu.

Atiku also called on traditional, political, and religious leaders to join him in his campaign against Tinubuabouto the president's controversial academic records at CSU.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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