No fewer than 107 former All Progressives Congress (APC) senators have urged Nigerians to be cautious and allow legal process to run its course in controversy surrounding the authenticity of President Bola Tinubu’s certificate obtained from Chicago State University (CSU).
They urged citizens to “refrain from making hasty judgments and spreading negative comments on social media, which can be detrimental to the functioning of our government and the unity of our nation.”
Politics Nigeria reports that o residential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is alleging that the president parades forged certificates, insisting the only Tinubu that attended the university was a female.
The Registrar of CSU, Caleb Westberg, had affirmed on oath, last week, that the president attended the institution.
But the former senators, in a statement signed by Basheer Lado, said: “We believe it is essential to emphasise the need for caution and a commitment to the rule of law during this period.”
They said Tinubu has been a dedicated leader “serving our nation with distinction and integrity for many years”. They noted that allegations by the opposition are matters before the court of law, “and we trust in the judicial process to address these claims fairly and impartially.”
The ex-senators said it is not uncommon for world leaders or prominent figures to face challenges and allegations during their careers; only to be absolved at the end.
They added: “President Bola Tinubu remains committed to the betterment of Nigeria and its citizens. We believe in his leadership, his dedication to our nation’s progress.”