Reno Omokri Disowns #Atiku Over Tinubu’s Chicago State University Certificate Saga—Reno Omokri, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has insisted that the controversy surrounding President Bola Tinubu’s certificate from Chicago State University will be laid to rest when the Supreme Court upholds the president’s election, contrary to the submissions of the PDP and other appellants.
Omokri stated that he had told PDP members not to consider challenging Tinubu’s US certificate because, according to his findings, the president graduated from the school in question.
Omokri, a lawyer, made the assertion via his Facebook page amid the allegation by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who claimed during a press conference on Thursday that Tinubu forged the Chicago State University certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during his filing for the 2023 election.
Atiku had personally applied for Tinubu’s academic records, which he said would aid his petition at the Supreme Court.
At the Presidential Election Petition Court, Atiku’s legal team had tendered Tinubu’s University records through a Nigerian lawyer calling for the president’s sacking but the PEPC dismissed it for lacking in merit.
But today, Atiku told the world that Tinubu allegedly lied about obtaining the certificate from CSU.
However, Omokri, who vigorously campaigned for Atiku during the February 25 presidential election, apparently holds a contrary view to Atiku and his party’s latest legal battle against Tinubu.
For him, despite the dust being raised about Tinubu attending CSU, “this Chicago controversy was settled the minute that their registrar, Mr. Caleb Westberg, testified under oath that the same person who is now President of Nigeria is the same person who graduated from Chicago State University.”