A trail of reactions from Nigerians have followed the reports that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu didn’t submit his primary and secondary school certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It was reported that Tinubu claimed that his school certificates were stolen by unknown persons during the military rule in 1990.
The former governor of Lagos State stated this in an affidavit submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as part of his eligibility filings for the 2023 presidential elections.
It was gathered that documents released on Friday show that Tinubu left the columns for his primary and secondary education unmarked.
Tinubu, however, noted that he obtained a degree in business and administration in 1979 at the Chicago State University.
Following this submission, Nigerians have taken to social media to air their views. While some feel it’s not a big deal as he has gone ahead to achieve other things which wouldn’t have been possible without such certificates, others are of the opinion that it calls for more investigation into the background of the former Lagos State Governor.
See some of the reactions as culled from Twitter.
Abeg the information provided by Tinubu to INEC when he wanted to contest for Lagos State governorship election should be well protected before we hear say the files are missing or fire has destroyed the building where the files are.
Buhari no get certificate, Tinubu self no get certificate. How do we now encourage the next generation to go to school?
The emergence of Buhari as Nigeria President has changed the standard of governance forever. That is why Tinubu can even contest for the post of President. You don’t need to have certificate as long as you have your Nepa bill to present to INEC. I’m afraid it will get worse.
What Tinubu is doing right now was done by Buhari in 2019. It is a distraction tactic. Buhari did the same thing and almost at the eve of elections when everybody had thought that he’d be disqualified, WAEC printed certificate for him. Don’t be distracted.
In October 1999, thugs suspected to be loyal to Bola Tinubu attacked Gani Fawehinmi in court over his case of perjury against him.
If only for his memory and the fragile moral fiber of our society, lawyers should massively challenge Tinubu’s credential ahead of 2023.
Lol, Tinubu wey no go School before he ride to the top positions in Mobil and Deloitte Limited. After that he come become Senator for Naija in 1993and come become Lagos Governor for 8 years without going to School🤣🤣🤣🤣
So because Soldiers invaded Tinubu’s house and stole his certificates, he is now threatening to send we the Youths into the Army and feed us agbado and cassava as punishment. Grandpa, no be we steal your childhood memories ooo. You are bullying us. 😭
Brilliant Treasurer at Mobil Nigeria and quick-witted accountant with a foreign firm known for forensic accounting, Deloitte . And you believe he accomplished all these feats without a primary and secondary school education . Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu!