President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s lawyer, Wole Afolabi, blamed a mixup at Chicago State University for his client’s certificate indicating female.
Afolabi made the explanation when he appeared on Channels Television on Friday morning.
“The transcript that was provided by Southwest College indicated F. It was clear. All of the other particulars did match information of President Bola Tinubu,” he said.
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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February election, during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, highlighted reasons he insisted that Tinubu’s Chicago State University, CSU, certificate was forged.
“Now, the registrar was interviewed on why the discrepancies. He said the person applying for the school ticked the box of a male not a female and when the admission letter was issued it was issued to Mr Tinubu,” Afolabi added.
“When the question was put to Dr West Brown, he said it is not unusual for universities to mix up. He (West Brown) has been to several universities. It is possible.”
On the discrepancies in the signatures on the certificate, Afolabi said that certificates were not issued at the time of graduation until one applied for them.
He added that the person who issued the certificate Tinubu submitted to INEC might not have been in the university in 1979.