Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has scheduled a global press briefing for Thursday, October 5, 2023, in response to the persistent allegations of a fake certificate against President Bola Tinubu. Dele Momodu, a spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate in the recent election, disclosed this information on Twitter on October 4, 2023. Momodu stated that the event would be broadcast on Atiku’s social media platforms and covered live by international and local media networks.
Although the specific agenda for Atiku’s press conference remains unclear, it is presumed to be related to the ongoing controversy surrounding President Tinubu’s alleged forged certificate, a contentious issue that has fueled legal battles between the two political rivals. Following his defeat to Tinubu in the February 2023 presidential election, Atiku contested the results in court. However, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) dismissed Atiku’s petitions in its September judgment, upholding Tinubu’s victory.
BREAKING: HE Atiku Abubakar will host an international press conference tomorrow, 5th Oct 2023.
It will be streamed on his social media platforms and be covered live by the both International and Local Media Networks. pic.twitter.com/04rWfy5t3h
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) October 4, 2023
One of Atiku’s dismissed petitions accused President Tinubu of forging his Chicago State University certificate. Despite the tribunal’s ruling, Atiku pursued the case in a U.S. court, aiming to obtain official documents supporting his claims against Tinubu. Concurrently, Atiku approached the Supreme Court for a final verdict on the February 25 presidential election.
The legal dispute concerning Tinubu’s academic credentials at Chicago State University has dominated headlines in Nigeria recently. Atiku, who had remained silent amid the media frenzy and social media discussions, is anticipated to address these allegations during his upcoming press conference. Nigerians eagerly await Atiku’s statements on this pressing matter.