Hey there, middle schoolers! So, here’s the scoop: The Chicago State University (CSU) in the United States has handed over President Bola Tinubu’s academic records to Atiku Abubakar, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. This happened because a United States District Court in Northern District of Illinois ordered CSU to do so. Atiku’s lawyers are now going through the documents and might share them with the public soon.
Atiku had asked CSU to provide him with a copy of Tinubu’s diplomas from 1997. The university responded by saying that the certificates they found match the format of the replacement diploma issued to Tinubu on June 27, 1997. They even shared some samples of diplomas awarded to other students in 1979, just to be thorough.
Now, here’s where things get interesting. A US magistrate judge named Jeffrey Gilbert had ordered CSU to release Tinubu’s academic records within 24 hours. But Tinubu didn’t want that to happen, so he filed an appeal to stop it. Atiku, on the other hand, wants to use these records in his appeal at the Supreme Court, where he is challenging Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election. However, Tinubu’s legal team argues that these documents won’t be useful in the Supreme Court.