Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February election has expressed asked President Bola Tinubu to explain to Nigerians how he got a university degree without any record of primary and secondary education.
The former vice president who took to his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) on Sunday, Atiku raised concerns about the inconsistencies in President Tinubu’s educational trajectory.
Atiku and the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 presidential election, Peter Obi, are currently challenging the election and eligibility of President Tinubu, who was the candidate of the APC, before the Presidential Election Petitions Court (PEPC) in Abuja.
The former Vice President said he found it curious that Tinubu, who claimed attendance of certain schools in 1999 when he was elected governor of Lagos State, will turn around years later in 2023 to claim different things in his academic records.
He, therefore, urged well-meaning Nigerians, whom he believed should be confused as he was, to join him in seeking clarity on the matter, suggesting an hashtag #AskTinubu in order to discover and learn from Tinubu’s ‘ingenuity’ of obtaining a University degree without primary and secondary education.
Atiku wrote: “I woke up this morning wondering how we got to this cul de sac. In 1999, @officialABAT claimed he attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos, before proceeding to Children 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 @ChicagoState. 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.”