Chicago State University (CSU) has released President Bola Tinubu’s academic records to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. A US federal judge ordered CSU to do so, and they complied.
Claim 1: Did Tinubu attend CSU?
Verification: Documents from CSU confirm Tinubu attended the university. They provided a replacement certificate from 1997, which matches the ones issued in 1998 and 1999. However, there are differences in the certificate Tinubu submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2023 election.
Conclusion: CSU documents verify Tinubu’s attendance, but his replacement certificate is not from the university.
Claim 2: Did Tinubu attend as a man or a woman?
CSU records refer to Tinubu as male in 1977 when he was admitted, and his application also states he was male and a US citizen. However, there’s a document implying he used a female’s credentials to gain admission.
Conclusion: Tinubu attended as a man but used a woman’s documents.
Claim 3: Tinubu’s age.
Officially, Nigeria’s president is 71, born on March 29, 1952, according to INEC records. However, CSU documents show his birth date as March 29, 1954, and his undergraduate application says March 29, 1955. This creates uncertainty about his actual age.
Conclusion: Tinubu’s age is unclear due to discrepancies in the documents from CSU.
Verdict: While CSU’s documents confirm Tinubu attended, they also reveal inconsistencies in his age, gender, and replacement certificate, raising questions about his honesty.