After many expressed doubts over his academic profiles, media platforms and other individuals wrote to Chicago State University where the APC presidential candidate said he graduated from in a bid to confirm his claim.
Though the university has since confirmed that Tinubu indeed attended, and graduated from, the institution, the APC leader has not been able to completely ward off the doubts over his academic credentials.
In the forms Tinubu submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu left out the spaces for primary and secondary schools attended blank.
This has led to a new wave of allegations as many (of his critics) demand to know the primary and secondary schools he attended.
Amid this, a chieftain of the APC in Lagos, Joe Igbokwe, on Monday, July 4, shared on Facebook what appears to be a photobook by the Chicago State University where Tinubu featured alongside other students. While many of Tinubu’s supporters would believe that the photobook would at least put to rest the allegations regarding the APC presidential candidate’s university degree, another issue surfaced: his name was misspelt.
Instead of BOLA A TINUBU, what appears in the photobook is Bola A THUBV.
Why always him? – PDP chieftain reacts
Commenting on the development, Ismaila Ashipa, a chieftain of the PDP in Oyo state, said on Facebook:
“Identify your BAT with wrong spelling. Why always him.” “CSU was a degree mill for many years before it became a recognize university. And not all courses are accredited till date,” he further alleged in the comment section.
However, some other Facebook users who commented on the post notified him that other names, apart from Tinubu’s, were also wrongly spelled in the photobook.
Onaaratoday Newsmedia commented:
“You probably don’t know that 4, 12 and 16 were equally misspelled?”
Replying to a similar post on Twitter, Engr Udenze, @kennydenz, said:
“The more they try to prove his certificates the more they make people doubt if he’s actually the person he claim to be. How can one person have different names in all certificates brought forward so far?”