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CSU certificate Saga: Peter Obi tells Tinubu to reintroduce himself to Nigerians



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Labour Party presidential candidate in the last general election, Peter Obi, has challenged President Tinubu to clear the air on his true identity to Nigerians amid the controversy surrounding the President’s Chicago State University academic record.

Obi made this statement in a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, highlighting that Nigerians deserve to know the truth about the identity of the person in charge of the national affairs of their country.

Following the release of the academic records of Tinubu by Chicago State University and the deposition of the registrar, Caleb Westberg, of the institution, there have been mixed reactions to the authenticity of the certificate.

According to the former Anambra State governor, the controversy is unwarranted and unnecessary since the president can unequivocally clarify his identity and academic records without letting Nigerians resort to speculations.

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Furthermore, Obi remarked that the President should not outsource the task of clarifying his identity to spokespersons or lawyers.

He stated the matter of personal identity is too sensitive to leave to third parties to deliberate upon.

The Chicago State University (CSU) last week released the academic records of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu following the request by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general election in line with an Illinois, United States (U.S.) court order.

CSU officially responded to a Revised Subpoena to Produce Documents in the legal inquiry, dated September 13, 2023.

The released documents have spurred different controversies in the media, as members of the opposition parties have traded words with the President’s spokespersons on the validity of the results.