Tinubu Accuses Atiku of Using Fake Credentials in 2023 Presidential Election

Tinubu Accuses Atiku of Using Fake Credentials in 2023 Presidential Election:

President Bola Tinubu raises allegations against Atiku Abubakar, claiming the use of fake primary and secondary school certificates during the 2023 presidential election.

Bola Tinubu Alleges Atiku Submitted Fake School Certificates for 2023 Election:

In a counter affidavit at the Supreme Court, Bola Tinubu accuses Atiku Abubakar of presenting forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2023 presidential election.

 Presidential Election Fallout: Tinubu Claims Atiku Used Forged Credentials:

President Bola Tinubu disputes the authenticity of Atiku Abubakar’s educational records, alleging the use of fake primary and secondary school certificates in the 2023 presidential election.

Introduction:

President Bola Tinubu has made significant allegations against Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), suggesting that Atiku used fake primary and secondary school certificates in his candidacy for the last presidential election.

Tinubu’s Counter Affidavit:

In a counter affidavit filed at the Supreme Court on October 12, 2023, President Bola Tinubu has accused Atiku Abubakar of submitting fraudulent educational documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in preparation for the 2023 presidential election.

The affidavit, presented by Tinubu’s lead counsel, Wole Olanikepun (SAN), raises concerns about the authenticity of Atiku’s certificates.

Name Inconsistencies:

President Tinubu’s legal team contends that Atiku used the name “Atiku Kojoli” on his primary school certificate and “Siddiq Abubakar” on his 1965 West African School Certificate and General Certificate of Examination (WASSCE). This discrepancy in names has raised doubts about Atiku’s true identity.

The Unanswered Questions:

Bola Tinubu questions the validity of Atiku’s educational records, highlighting that there are unanswered questions regarding the name variations on his primary and secondary school certificates.

The authenticity of the documents, their issuers, and Atiku’s identity have come under scrutiny.

Opposition to Fresh Evidence:

In response to Atiku’s motion to introduce new evidence regarding forgery, President Tinubu’s legal team vehemently opposes it.

They urge the Supreme Court to base its judgment solely on the evidence admitted in the initial trial, where the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal had previously dismissed all the petitions filed by Atiku.

Conclusion:

The allegations made by President Bola Tinubu against Atiku Abubakar regarding the use of forged school certificates in the 2023 presidential election have added a new layer of complexity to an already contentious political situation.

The Supreme Court’s decision on this matter will be eagerly awaited.

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