Monday 27th Jun, 2022 – precisepost
A support group for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has reacted to the controversy surrounding the academic qualification of Bola Tinubu.
The former Governor of Lagos State and also the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu had claimed that unknown persons stole his school certificates during the military rule in 1990.
Bola 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 Bola 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.
Adekunle, 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.
“Okay 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.