The issue of Fake certificate involving former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and President Bola Tinubu is still bringing out reactions from Nigerians.
Atiku, the Presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP took the legal battle to the U.S state of Illinois. He says Tinubu who was the Presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC forged his diploma. Supporters of the president say this is not true.
Even the Deposition carried out a few days ago is being interpreted to suit both sides.
Now, Jamiu Abiola, son of the late Chief MKO Abiola , acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 election is backing the embattled President.
“I’m shocked and disappointed with Atiku to go this far on Tinubu’s Certificate”
He said: “The opposition is making up something that does not exist and blowing things out of proportion. The most significant fact is that the university has acknowledged that the President graduated from there. He even scored a high grade, which is a source of pride to Nigerians and not a slap on their faces.
“The President applied to the university as a male and graduated as a male with excellent grades. Most Nigerians are more interested in how President Tinubu turned a gloomy Lagos to a dazzling model state with a robust master plan.
“They want him to achieve the same feat in Nigeria as a whole. People voted for him because of his Renewed Hope Agenda and because, unlike other politicians, he had a realistic plan. Nigerians have real problems and they need a man capable of solving these problems.
“The President will never resign because that would spell doom for Nigeria. It would even be worse than June 12 because, unlike my father, he is a sitting President and has started exercising his executive powers in the interest of Nigerians.
“To ask him to resign would be like asking a mother to put her children back into her womb. However, I’m so disappointed with the opposition for going that far; approaching American courts when they knew they didn’t have a case. We are talking of a former Mobil treasurer and a two-term governor of the most sophisticated state in Africa’s most populous country.
“The whole thing is ridiculous. They (opposition) are acting as if we don’t have courts here in Nigeria, which makes me wonder why they want to rule a country they don’t believe in. I can’t believe that this is the same Vice-President Atiku who stepped down for my father and supported him during his presidential primaries.
“I wonder when Africans would stop embarrassing our continent abroad as if Africa had not suffered enough. The more I think of that case in the US, the more I see it as some kind of conspiracy reminiscent of when the Sani Abacha government took the State of New York to court for its decision to name a corner in New York after my mother, the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola. May her soul rest in peace.”
” I pray that the day they will seek truth, truth shall be far from them. This seed of lies they are sowing today the harvest shall be great for them and their generations”