Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has reacted to the release of the academic records of Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by Chicago State University (CSU).
Naija News recalls the University on Monday released Tinubu’s academic records to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, based on the directive of an American court.
Reacting to the release of the records via his X handle, Omokri said the release of the authentic academic records of Tinubu by CSU has vindicated his claim that the president attended the institution.
The former presidential aide added that President Tinubu admitted, attended and graduated from Chicago State University, calling on those who wanted to disgrace him to come out now.
He wrote: “I wonder why those who have been boasting for days that they will disgrace me over the Chicago State University matter are not anywhere. I am here. Mi o sa. Come and disgrace me.
“I don’t know what secondary or primary school President Bola Tinubu went to, but I can swear on oath that I went to Chicago State University, and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the male person currently occupying the position of President of Nigeria, was admitted, attended and graduated from Chicago State University.
“I went there. I have documentary, photographic, and historical evidence. Those people who want to disgrace me never went. They sat down in Nigeria. Now, they are suddenly and loudly quiet.
“Shebi, the documents have been released by @ChicagoState University? I am begging them to disgrace me. And if I collected money from Tinubu, may all those who accuse me get wealthy from my hard work. But if they have falsely accused me, then may I prosper when they work hard in perpetuity. Please help me seal it with your amen!”
Recall that Atiku had asked the varsity to release to him the academic records of his political opponent in the last general elections in Nigeria.
Atiku is currently challenging the declaration of Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 25 poll, Naija News reports.
Parts of Atiku’s petitions include challenging the academic records of the APC presidential candidate. He argued that Tinubu did not graduate from Chicago State University as claimed in his academic records.
In a copy of the latest judgment by the US Court, Judge Nancy Maldonado noted that CSU raised no objection to Judge Jeffery Gilbert’s decision that Tinubu’s academic record be made public.
The court explained that any intrusion on Tinubu’s privacy interests in his educational records is outweighed by Atiku’s interest in the sought-after discovery.
Maldonado overruled Tinubu’s objections to Gilbert’s recommended ruling and therefore adopted the ruling in full.
Subsequently, the University, on Monday night, released a 32-page document revealing Tinubu’s full academic records with the varsity.