Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, have been given a seven-day ultimatum to release their academic results.
The ultimatum was given by a political group, Team Beta Naija, who pledged to drag the duo to court if they failed to provide their academic results before the deadline.
The group’s call comes against the backdrop of the current fuss about the results of President Bola Tinubu released by the Chicago State University at the request of Atiku.
The group said Atiku should concentrate on presenting evidence of his election victory instead of chasing shadows over the transcript and academic records of President Tinubu.
The group’s director-general, Etinosa Igiebor, in a statement issued in Akure, the Ondo State capital, berated Atiku for diverting attention and resources toward an issue that holds no uncertainty.
Igiebor stated, “We are hereby issuing another public call with a Seven (7) day ultimatum for compliance. Failure to do so will see us asking our lawyers, who are waiting in the wings, to institute a case against them in a court of competent jurisdiction to demand the release of the academic records of both the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi.
“The case before the Supreme Court is a logical one and not an emotional affair. If they want to win, they must prove beyond every reasonable doubt. Anything aside from logic will amount to a waste of time.
“We urge Nigerians to continue their support for the President’s administration. We are mindful of the current challenges, and we are quite hopeful that the tide will change, and the country will blossom again.”