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General News of Monday, 23 October 2023


'Which do we rely on?'- Supreme Court laments over conflicting letters from CSU about Tinubu’s certificate

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The Supreme Court says there are conflicting letters from the Chicago State University (CSU) on President Bola Tinubu’s certificate.

This was made known on Monday by Justice John Okoro, the Chairman of the 7-member panel hearing the application of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), filed against the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

Justice Okori said the criminal matter would have to be proven beyond reasonable doubt.

“But in this case, there are two conflicting letters from the CSU – one authenticating the president’s certificate and another discrediting it. Which do we rely on?” he asked.

Meanwhile, the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in a dramatic turn of events withdrew its petition challenging the nomination of President Bola Tinubu for the last presidential election.

The party had said Kashim Shettima, who later became a vice presidential candidate to Tinubu, allegedly engaged in double nominations, hence, making Tinubu’s candidacy unlawful and unconstitutional.

The party held that the withdrawal of Kabiru Masari as an initial vice presidential candidate and placeholder was unknown to any law in the country.