Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
THE presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that all his academic certificates are missing.
The disclosure was contained in an affidavit submitted by the former Lagos State governor to the electoral office as part of his eligibility filings for the 2023 presidential elections.
Tinubu, however, claimed that he had two degrees from two American universities, which he further stated had been stolen by unknown soldiers during the military junta of the 1990s.
The documents released yesterday showed that the APC candidate obtained a degree in business and administration in 1979.
“I went on self-exile from October 1994 to October 1998. When I returned I discovered that all my property, including all the documents relating to my qualifications and my certificates in respect of paragraph three above, were looted by unknown persons. Nigeria News
“My house was a target of series of searches by various security agents from the time the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was forced to adjourn following the military takeover of government of 17th November 1993.
“I was the chairman of the Senate committee on appropriation, banking and finance. I was also a plaintiff in one of the two suits against the interim national government in 1993.
“I went on exile when it became clear to me that my life was in danger,” Tinubu said.
The electoral law mandates candidates to submit their personal credentials that will be published for public scrutiny ahead of elections.