The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi has lamented the negative effects of the controversy surrounding President Bola Tinubu’s academic records.
According to him, Nigerians are now being seen as certificate forgers.
This is as he stressed that the country’s reputation is at stake as a result of the controversy.
Recall that the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had accused Tinubu of forging the Chicago State University (CSU) certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking at the World Press Conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Obi said Nigerians are now seen all over the world as fraudsters, certificate forgers and identity thieves because of what Tinubu has allegedly done.
Obi also called on the President to tell the nation his true name, the school he attended, where he served and the certificate he obtained from CSU.
The former Governor of Anambra advised President Tinubu to provide Nigerians and the entire world with the necessary information about him once and now.
He said: “Mr Tinubu should tell the nation his true name, the school he attended, where he served and the certificate he obtained. He must do this task once and now. It is a matter of morality, honour, and integrity. Tinubu needs to come clean.
“The world now sees every Nigerian as a fraudster, certificate forger and identity thief because of what Bola Ahmed Tinubu did at Chicago State University.
“Even though all you need to run for president are primary and secondary school attendance, I personally attached my University degree certificates, plus my NYSC. You can go and verify.
“I attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Soludo, Emefiele, the present Vice Chancellor and the two DVCs were all my schoolmates. You can go and verify.
“Bola Tinubu should reintroduce himself to the nation he governs, and tell the nation who he is, where he is from, where he went to school, and his real name. It’s a simple task that will take only a few minutes. And he must perform this task immediately.