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2023: Peter Obi Group Speaks On Tinubu’s Certificate Saga

meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

The Peter Obi Support Network has reacted to the controversy surrounding the academic qualifications of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

Naija News earlier reported that the former Governor of Lagos State had claimed that unknown persons stole his school certificates during the military rule in 1990. Tinubu stated this in an affidavit submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as part of his eligibility filings for the 2023 presidential elections. It was gathered that documents released last Friday by the electoral umpire show that Tinubu left the columns for his primary and secondary education unmarked. Tinubu, however, noted that he obtained a degree in business and administration in 1979 at the Chicago State University. Reacting to the development, the Deputy Director of Communications of The Peter Obi Support Network, Adegbite Adekunle, said that the APC does not have a qualified presidential candidate, given the particulars published by INEC. In a statement on Sunday, Adekunle said that Tinubu’s educational background is shrouded in mystery following the records submitted to the electoral body. He, however, stated that Nigerians deserve a President like Peter Obi whose records are not subject to credible controversies. “Nigerians deserve a President whose records are not subject to credible controversies. It is obvious from the records and testimonies in the public domain, that the APC presidential candidate’s background is shrouded in mystery, and Nigerians cannot afford to elect someone whom they do not know and cannot attest for. “We can say without equivocation that the APC, as it stands, does not have a qualified presidential candidate, given the particulars published by the Independent National Electoral Commission. “The constitution is clear on the academic qualifications expected of anyone presenting himself to contest for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, apparently, does not possess these qualifications,” he said.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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