Atiku’s Challenge to President Tinubu To Prove His Education
Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) nominee for president, has attacked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu once more, challenging his claim that he has completed both primary and secondary education.
On Sunday, August 27, 2023, Atiku announced this on his X (previously Twitter) verified account.
In 1999, Tinubu allegedly stated that he had attended St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, Lagos State, before moving on to Children’s Home School in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
He said that Tinubu’s (his) next stop on his academic adventure was the Government College in Ibadan, followed by the Richard Daley College, before he continued to Chicago State University in the United States.
“I woke up this morning wondering how we got to this cul de sac. In 1999, Tinubu claimed he attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos, before proceeding to Children’s Home School in Ibadan.
“According to him, his next port of call in his educational journey was Government College Ibadan and, Richard Daley College and Chicago State University in the United States.
“Curiously, in 2023, Tinubu settled with attending only Chicago State University in the United States,” he tweeted.
Atiku further urged well-meaning Nigerians to query Tinubu’s declaration of no primary and secondary education yet has a university degree.
“I am scratching my head. How is that possible? Methinks that all well-meaning Nigerians should be as confused as I am with Tinubu’s declaration that he had no primary and secondary education, yet he has a university degree.
“You may wish to #AskTinubu how he attained this feat so that we can learn from his ingenuity.”
Atiku recently filed a separate lawsuit against Tinubu in the United States at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with case number 23-5099 (N. D. III.).
In contrast, the lawsuit seeking Tinubu’s academic transcripts said that he has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Chicago State University.