Tinubu, Nigerians deserve apology from Atiku over Chicago State University issue — Keyamo

Festus Keyamo

Minister of aviation and aerospace development Festus Keyamo has reacted to the release of President Bola Tinubu’s credentials by Chicago State University (CSU).

The university released the documents on Monday, October 2 to lawyers representing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February poll, Atiku Abubakar, in line with a US court order.

CSU confirmed it found three diplomas matching the certificate Tinubu presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Tinubu’s credentials had long been a controversial matter.

Reacting to the release, however, Keyamo asked Atiku to apologise to Tinubu and Nigerians.

“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,” he wrote on Monday night on X (formerly Twitter).


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He taunted Atiku, saying: “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.”

Atiku hopes to use the records at CSU in his case against Tinubu at the Supreme Court.

But Tinubu’s lawyers say the documents would be irrelevant.