Former National Publicity of the ruling All Progressives
Congress APC, Mr Yekini Nabena, has asked former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
to stop chasing shadows with regard to the academic records of President Bola
Tinubu at the Chicago State University CSU.
Asking Atiku not to take the nation back to the desert,
Nabena said Nigerians had since moved on with the leadership of President
Tinubu, and urged the former vice president to start preparing for the next
Nabena said all the noise about the Chicago State University
certificate is a pre-election matter that has long been forgotten.
Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic
Party PDP had accused President Tinubu of forgery at a press conference on
Thursday, October 5.
In a statement issued Friday in Abuja, Nabena asked Atiku
Abubakar “to rather start preparations for another contest in 2027 as usual
rather than dragging the nation backwards.”
Nabena said contrary to media propaganda by Atiku and
opposition parties; “The registrar of Chicago State University CSU Caleb
Westberg never said President Tinubu forged the certificate he submitted to the
Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Nigeria.”
He urged the public to be careful of manipulative reports
churned out by the opposition parties to cause confusion and seek public
According to the APC chieftain, Nigeria is a sovereign state
and until the highest court of the land says otherwise, President Tinubu is
still legitimately elected and will continue to pilot affairs of the country.
The Bayelsa born APC chieftain called on party members,
supporters of the President and all Nigerians to disregard all attempts by the
opposition parties to create unnecessary tension and make the country
He said; “Let me use this medium to tell the former Vice
President to start preparing for another election in 2027 as usual. Heating up
the polity over pre-election matters will not make him President of Nigeria.
should know by now that Nigerians have moved on. The country is now enjoying
good governance because this administration is responsive and responsible.
“See what is happening across Ministries, Departments and
Agencies. Nigerians will no longer wait for months to get their international
passports when they apply. Over 204,000 backlog has been cleared within three
weeks. Think about the welfare packages for the elderly by the Humanitarian
Affairs Ministry, the bold step to remove the fuel subsidy that has held the
country hostage for a long time, government intervention in all sectors like
Aviation, Health, Transport, Economy, Agriculture and security among others.
This Renewed Hope Agenda is already working and Nigerians won’t allow anyone,
including Atiku or Peter Obi to drag the nation back to the desert,” Nabena
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