andidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidential election, Mr Bola Tinubu on Monday revealed he has collected his original certificate from the Chicago State University.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Tinubu made the disclosure at Chatham House, London when he was hosted by the Royal Institute of International Affairs to speak on “Nigeria’s 2023 elections: Security, economic and foreign policy imperatives”.
Tinubu said: “When I was born in March 1952, nobody knew I would join politics, talkless of running for President. My records have been consistent and there was no mutilation. I am a Tinubu proper….those without history and track records dwell in lies against me.
“One of the presidential candidates has been rumoured not to be a Nigerian. We never dwell on that. We have serious matters to talk about. I am a graduate of Chicago State University. By the way, I have collected my original certificate from Chicago.
“I was trained as an accountant by Deloitte, I reached the pinnacle of my career at ExxonMobil. Who among my opponents has these records? That is why they dwell on cheap propaganda,” the APC presidential candidate said at Chatham House.
TNG reports Tinubu also responded to those claiming that he changed his name over the years to what he currently bears.
Recall that there were allegations that the APC presidential candidate had another name on his primary and secondary school certificates after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published the personal particulars of 16 presidential candidates and their running mates who will be contesting the 2023 presidential election.
But addressing the British Royal Institute on the 2023 general elections, the former Lagos state governor claimed his record had been consistent.
According to Tinubu: “My record is consistent and the school and the university they questioned, they now confessed that they wasted their money and time, the record is theirs; the transcript is their showing March 1952
“I am not claiming another father; I’m Tinubu and Tinubu proper, if they want a DNA, they could as well request for one, one of them has been accused of not being a Nigeria citizen, I didn’t touch that area.
“Chicago State University where I graduated has attested to that; now I can announce that I have received my original replacement degree from them.”