Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were at the press conference organised by the party’s presidential candidate in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar, to speak on the academic certificates of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Naija News reports that the former vice president is seeking to include the academic records of the president in his appeal of the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal at the Supreme Court.
The PDP flagbearer had alleged discrepancies in the certificate Tinubu submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking during the press conference on Thursday in Abuja, Atiku stated that every Nigerian was embarrassed by the alleged certificate scandal of the president.
The former vice president asserted that he would only drop the battle against the president after the Supreme Court’s judgment, saying that the unravelling of the truth about Tinubu’s records is not personal.
Atiku also paid tribute to the late human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi, for inspiring him on the path of discovery, saying that he can truly rest in peace in the assurance that what he started about 23 years ago has come to fruition.
He also alleged that Tinubu also sent a delegation of APC governors to meet with him immediately after the election, but that he rebuffed them, saying that he was not indebted to Tinubu as believed by many.
The former vice president also accused the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari of revoking the contracts of his logistics company, Intells.
Some of the PDP stalwarts at the press conference include former National Chairmen, Uche Secondus, and Iyorchia Ayu, former Atiku’s running mate, Senator Ben Obi, and some members of the National Assembly.