Chicago State University Sets Condition for Release of President Bola Tinubu’s Credentials


Chicago State University (CSU) has established a condition for the release of the academic credentials of President Bola Tinubu, a move related to the aftermath of the last presidential election. Tinubu’s rival in the election, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had initiated a legal application to obtain Tinubu’s academic records.

Atiku had approached a US court in the northern district of Illinois in Chicago, seeking an order to compel CSU to disclose Tinubu’s academic records. The documents Atiku requested, through his legal representative Angela M. Liu, include records of Tinubu’s admission, attendance dates, degrees, awards, and honors achieved at the university.

Atiku informed the court that the subpoena aimed to verify the accuracy of Tinubu’s claims, especially since he is currently the President of Nigeria and is facing legal proceedings concerning his election and related documents.

In response to Atiku’s application, Chicago State University expressed bewilderment over the relevance of Tinubu’s academic records to a foreign election challenge. The university stated that it did not understand why such records would have any impact on a 2023 election challenge in a foreign country.

However, the university clarified that if a court order in the United States is granted, Tinubu’s academic records would be made public.

Tinubu had previously submitted a motion to dismiss the subpoena before the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chicago, USA.

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