Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is set to hold a World Press Conference on Thursday, October 5.
This was disclosed by Dele Momodu, one of the campaign spokespersons of Atiku, on Wednesday night.
The reason for the conference remains unclear, however, it might be connected to the recently released academic records of President Bola Tinubu by Chicago State University (CSU).
Recall that Atiku had requested the documents to back his allegation of forgery of CSU certificate against Tinubu.
The allegation of forgery was one of those dismissed by the presidential election court in the suit Atiku filed to challenge the election of Tinubu.
However, Caleb Westberg, the registrar at Chicago State University, said Tinubu’s certificate, dated June 22, 1979, and tendered to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on June 17, 2022, was not issued by the school and its administrators.
Westberg, who has been a registrar at the University since November 2020, also said that Tinubu did not apply for a replacement certificate, nor was he ever issued one.
Although the certificate issue has dominated the headlines in the last 48 hours, Atiku has been silent about it.
Meanwhile, some organisations and individuals, especially critics, have called for the resignation of the president over the saga.