President Bola Tinubu handed INEC with a certificate, and the Presidency has assured that it was not falsified.
According to Temitope Ajayi, Tinubu’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Chicago State University has verified that the president did not submit a forged result to INEC.
Ajayi pointed out that CSU had sworn under oath that Tinubu did attend and graduate from the university, and that the university does not provide replacement certificates for lost ones.
He denied the forgery allegation, explaining that no one could fake a document that he already possessed.
Publishing to X, It was Ajayi who stated, “We should be clear.
Chicago State University never claimed in their evidence that President Tinubu’s certificate that he gave to INEC was a forgery. Despite the University’s sworn assertion that President Tinubu received a high grade point average, replacements for misplaced diplomas are handled by third-party suppliers and not the institution itself.
It makes no sense to say that President Tinubu gave INEC a forgery of his degree certificate. The transcripts and diplomas he holds cannot be faked. You can’t make something out of thin air.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, had petitioned the court to have Tinubu’s academic records revealed, and CSU complied.
Atiku had asked for the evidence to support his claim that Tinubu had forged documents.
Atiku challenged Tinubu’s election in court, but the presidential election court threw out his case for several reasons, including an allegation of forgery.