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Politics of Thursday, 19 October 2023


President Tinubu's Certificate Saga: Atiku told to withdraw

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar

The battle presidential election petition continues as the opposition parties approached the Supreme Court to challenge President Bola Tinubu's victory in the February election.

Reacting to the petition, Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and founder of Jehovah's Eye Salvation Ministry, Prophet Godwin Ikuru, has called on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar to withdraw his case against President Tinubu.

Speaking in an interview with Momentous TV, he said Atiku is going too far with regards to Tinubu's academic records and that claims that the President does not have any certificate from the Chicago State University is an embarrassment.

According to him, although it is barely a year Tinubu began his tenure, it is clear that the President is working hard for the country.

He therefore urged Atiku to withdraw his suit and join hands with the Nigerian leader to make the nation great.

He said:

“I want to say this to Atiku Abubakar. He is also a statesman, he is also a father. He is also a friend to this government. But I want to say something. Atiku, I think you are going too far in the issue of the certificate.

“Asiwaju is a good man. He is working. It is not up to a year now, we can see some points the man has proved to this country that he is ready to work.”

“I think you talking about your president does not have certificate; it’s a shame; it’s an embarrassment to Nigeria. In this area, I want you to withdraw to take a proper control over such issue.

“You are not an INEC.”