Tinubu to Atiku: Your CSU Pursuit Not Admissible by Supreme Court, a Waste of Time

If represented on a chart, the conflict between President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, would resemble a zig-zag pattern. Following Chicago State University’s (CSU) confirmation of Tinubu’s graduation from the institution, Atiku remained unsatisfied. He resorted to legal action, seeking to compel CSU to release Tinubu’s academic records. Atiku’s request was granted by Magistrate Judge Jeffery Gilbert, who ordered CSU to release the records to Atiku.

However, the battle persisted, with Tinubu filing an emergency motion requesting Judge Nancy Maldonado to overturn Gilbert’s order. Atiku, on the other hand, remained steadfast in his quest to obtain the records.

In response, Tinubu has informed a district court in Chicago that Atiku “is merely embarking on a fishing expedition in his demand for Tinubu’s academic records from Chicago State University.”

Tinubu made this assertion in his reply filed on Thursday, arguing that Gilbert, who issued the order on September 19 in a ruling on an application by Atiku, “exercised authority he did not possess under Section 1782 of the US Statute.” Tinubu’s response, signed on his behalf by Oluwole Afolabi, whose law office is located in Staten Island, New York, further contends that “the documents Atiku is seeking from CSU can no longer be admitted in the current state of the appeal he filed at the Supreme Court because the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) had deemed them inadmissible.”

Here is Tinubu’s response to Atiku:

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