President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday tendered copies of his educational records from the Chicago State University before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) in Abuja.
This comes as Tinubu on Tuesday opened his defence in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the lead counsel for Tinubu also tendered a 2007 letter from the United States Embassy in Nigeria, absolving Tinubu of any criminal liability in the US.
Also tendered was a letter of request from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to the US Embassy.
Among others, Olanipekun tendered copies of documents relating to immigration and visa records of trips that Tinubu made to the US between 2011 and 2021, The Nation reports.
The PEPC sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, in June admitted in evidence a transcript in aid of admission into Chicago State University made by South West College in the name of Tinubu, who was identified as a female.
SaharaReporters had reported that Atiku and his party had tendered the document to prove the allegations against Tinubu in their joint petition challenging Tinubu’s declaration as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
Other documents tendered and admitted as exhibits by the Court are a certified true copy of a certificate supposedly issued to Tinubu by the Chicago State University, a certificate of service by the National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) issued in the name of Tinubu Bola Adekunle, (not Bola Ahmed Tinubu) Party membership card and certificate of service from Mobile Oil Nigeria Plc.
Other documents tendered by the petitioners, in urging the Court to nullify Tinubu’s election are authorised judgment of the USA District Court for criminal forfeiture of assets of Tinubu, as well as a printout of the Guinea passport belonging to Tinubu.
Also tendered were a certificate of compliance and a witness statement on oath.