Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, attended Chicago State University, according to the university.
According to a recent viral post, Tinubu was expelled from all of the schools he claimed to have attended.
Tinubu did, however, attend CSU, according to Beverly Poindexter, who is in charge of official transcript requests, enrolment, and degree verification at the Office of the Registrar.
“Mr. Tinubu did attend our university, however, if further information is needed, go to studentclearinghouse.org website to make a formal request,” Poindexter wrote in a message sent to PM News on Wednesday.
Former registrar of the school, Lois Davis had also in a letter dated August 20, 1999, said Tinubu was a student of the university between 1977 and 1979.
He wrote, “Please be advised that Bola A. Tinubu did indeed attend Chicago State University from August 1977 through June 1979. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Administration with honors on June 22, 1979. His major was Accounting.”
Also attached to Tinubu’s form CF004 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission during his re-election bid in 2003 was a commendation letter from CSU recognizing his performance and “high scholastic achievement”.
Tinubu’s academic credentials have been a source of contention for more than a decade.
Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), a human rights lawyer, sued the Nigeria Police Force in 2002 for failing to check Tinubu’s credentials.
Tinubu, however, could not be prosecuted by the police for alleged certificate fraud, according to a Supreme Court ruling issued on May 10, 2002.
The Supreme Court also found that Gani could not order the Inspector-General of Police to probe Tinubu for alleged certificate fraud because he was immune at the time.
Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party also claimed that Tinubu has no certificate to give to Nigerians.
He did not, however, provide any evidence to back up his claim.