My certificates were looted while in exile- Tinubu
- …INEC had directed candidates to submit their credentials for scrutiny ahead of the 2023 general elections.
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EKO HOT BLOG reports that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, has said that during the military regime in 1990, his school certificate were stolen by unidentified individuals.
This was mentioned in an affidavit that the former governor of Lagos State filed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as part of his applications for eligibility to run for president in 2023.
The Peoples Gazette reports that records made public on Friday reveal that Tinubu left the columns for his primary and secondary school blank.
However, Tinubu pointed out that he graduated from Chicago State University with a degree in business and administration in 1979.
The claim reads, “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.
“My house was a target of a 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 the government of 17th November 1993.
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“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 into exile when it became clear to me that my life was in danger.”
INEC had directed candidates to submit their credentials for scrutiny ahead of the 2023 general elections.
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