My University Certificates Were Stolen By Unknown Soldiers, I Didn’t Attend Primary And Secondary Schools – Bola Tinubu Tells INEC

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, has instructed the electoral fee INEC that he didn’t attend main and secondary faculties.

The previous Lagos governor, nonetheless, claimed he had two levels from two American universities, which he additional said had been stolen by unknown troopers in the course of the army junta of the Nineties.


The disclosures got here in an affidavit submitted by Mr Tinubu to the electoral workplace as a part of his eligibility filings for the 2023 presidential elections.

The paperwork launched on Friday confirmed Mr Tinubu left the columns for his main and secondary training unmarked. However he mentioned he obtained a level in enterprise and administration in 1979, apparently referring to his earlier claims of attending the Chicago State University.

The electoral legislation mandates candidates to submit their private credentials that will likely be printed for public scrutiny forward of elections.

Mr Tinubu’s newest claims seem to contradict his earlier election submissions, particularly in 1999 and 2003 when he ran for workplace as a governorship candidate in Lagos. He claimed each instances that he attended main and secondary faculties.

He mentioned he attended St Paul Youngsters’s Dwelling Faculty, Ibadan, between 1958 to 1964; whereas his secondary training was at Authorities School, Ibadan, between 1965 to 1968.

From Ibadan, Mr Tinubu mentioned he proceed to Richard Daley School, Chicago, from 1969 to 1971.

He said lastly to have attended each Chicago State University and the University of Chicago.

The Chicago State University confirmed Mr Tinubu as its pupil, graduating with a level in enterprise and administration on June 22, 1979.

All of the submissions have been, nonetheless, challenged as fraudulent by a distinguished Nigerian lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi.

Mr Fawehinmi, 1938-2009, argued the matter as much as the Supreme Courtroom, which dismissed the case on technical grounds moderately than on its deserves.

Ikenga Ugochinyere, a political activist in Abuja, mentioned he would problem Mr Tinubu’s filings in court docket, accusing him of getting dedicated perjury.

Mr Tinubu “commits perjury as he abandons his earlier declare of attending main faculty, sworn in an affidavit to run for governor however now claims to not have attended main faculty,” Mr Ugochinyere mentioned in a press release. His “new types contradict his 2007 affidavit that he has main faculty and secondary.”

A spokesman for Mr Tinubu didn’t return a request looking for feedback in regards to the alleged discrepancies in his submissions to the electoral fee.

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