Chicago State University (CSU) on Monday released the credentials of President Bola Tinubu to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
This followed an order to do so by the United States District Court in Northern District of Illinois.
The judge had ruled: “For the foregoing reasons, the court overrules President Tinubu’s objections to Magistrate Judge Gilbert’s recommended ruling, and therefore, adopts the ruling in full.
“Mr Atiku’s Application is, therefore, granted. In light of the pending Supreme Court of Nigeria deadline, represented to the court as October 5, 2023, and based on CSU’s representations that it is ready to comply with the discovery requests and produce a witness, the court sets an expedited schedule for completion of discovery.
“Respondent CSU is directed to produce all relevant and non-privileged documents in response to Requests for Production Nos. The Rule 30(b)(6) deposition of CSU’s corporate designee must be completed by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Given the October 5, 2023, filing deadline before the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the court will not extend or modify these deadlines.”
Tinubu’s credentials at the CSU went viral on Monday night following release.
Atiku hopes to prove that Tinubu forged his certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).