President Bola Tinubu
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Supreme Court to remove President Bola Tinubu from office over allegations bothering on forgery and identity theft.
The academic records of the President released by the Chicago State University (CSU) have stirred reactions across boards with some questioning the authenticity of the credentials.
Recall that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar requested from the records to aid his appeal before the Supreme Court.
HURIWA made this call in a press statement issued yesterday, Tuesday, October 3, 2023, following the revelation that the academic record from South-West College, which Tinubu used in gaining admission into Chicago State University (CSU) belonged to a woman.
The society civil group said the documents released by CSU to Atiku showed that Tinubu was enrolled as a female student with the name, Bola Adekunle Tinubu.
HURIWA described this as a shocking and shameful case of identity theft and certificate forgery, which has exposed Tinubu as a fraud and a liar, who has deceived Nigerians for decades.
The human rights group said Tinubu has no moral or legal right to continue to occupy the highest office in the land, having violated the constitution and the electoral laws of Nigeria.
They also accused Tinubu of being involved in other criminal activities such as drug trafficking and money laundering, citing some documents purportedly obtained from the US authorities that linked him to these offences.
The Human Rights group, therefore, urged the Supreme Court not to act like Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus Christ by allowing this malfeasance to be sustained.
The group said the apex court must uphold justice and protect the integrity of the electoral process and the democratic values of Nigeria.
HURIWA warned that if Tinubu was not disqualified or made to resign, Nigerians would lose faith in their leaders and institutions, and might resort to civil disobedience and mass protests to demand accountability.
The group also called on Nigerians to rise and reject Tinubu as their president, saying he was a potential embarrassment and danger to Nigeria and its international reputation.