Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, is criticizing Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the last election, for suggesting that President Bola Ahmed submitted a fake certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Peter Obi, when asked about the university certificate issues surrounding Tinubu, stated that people should be honest about their qualifications. He even argued that educational qualification is not a necessary requirement to be a good President, citing examples of American leaders with limited educational backgrounds.
In the February 25 presidential poll, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, won a legal battle to investigate Tinubu’s academic qualification.
Tinubu had provided certificates from the Chicago State University (CSU) to INEC as proof of eligibility for the election.
A United States court ordered CSU to release Tinubu’s academic records for verification and in support of Atiku’s petition challenging the result of the 2023 presidential poll.
Justice Nancy Maldonado, in her judgment, dismissed Tinubu’s objection and explicitly ordered CSU to submit the academic records to Atiku.
On Monday evening, the records were made available to Atiku, although some social media users still question their authenticity.
Reno Omokri is calling out Peter Obi for suggesting the possibility of a fake certificate.
“Peter Obi, you supported Bola Tinubu’s certificate and believe in the legitimacy of his academic credentials,” he wrote on X.
“Just yesterday morning, you accused a certain leader of having a ‘fake certificate’ on AriseTV.
“Now, answer this question: Why didn’t you submit your own degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka to INEC?”