The camp of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has described President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the ‘forger-in-chief.’
In a statement on Sunday, Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, claimed that the world has come to the inevitable conclusion that Tinubu is a confirmed forger-in-chief on “account of his serial forgeries and lies in the last 50 years.”
He stated that Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, has forged and lied about every aspect of his life: his heritage, his name and date of birth, his education, certificates, and work experience.
According to Ibe, the discovery of Tinubu’s records at the Chicago State University and the court ordered deposition in the United States is only a tip of the iceberg that has been the litany of his forgeries and lies.
He, however, noted that the attempt to drag Atiku Abubakar into Tinubu’s drowning arena of forgery must be seen for what it is: “an attempt to minimise the allegations of forgeries that he has to contend with.”
Paul Ibe said: “Contrary to Bola A. Tinubu’s forgery shopping allegation against Atiku, it is on record that the change of name of the former Vice President reverting to Atiku Abubakar from Siddiq Abubakar is well documented in an affidavit dated 18th of August 1973, spanning over a period of 50 years, (which incidentally is as old as the commencement of Tinubu’s life of forgeries and lies), is in the public domain.
“Now, let’s put Bola A. Tinubu’s life of forgeries and lies in proper perspective. In 1999, Tinubu lied under oath in his form CF001 which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he attended St Paul’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos; Government College Ibadan, Chicago University (CU) and Chicago State University (CSU).
“It has been established that he only attended CSU and that he secured admission into the university by impersonation.
“Through the discoveries of his records in the Chicago State University, we now know that Bola A. Tinubu forged a secondary school certificate of Government College Lagos, a HSC certificate from Cambridge University and a transcript from Richard Daley College which belongs to a female owner.
He asked Tinubu to clear his name instead of trying to cover his shame by attacking Atiku.