Atiku Abubakar has urged Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to join his fight for “justice” in the certificate scandal involving President Bola Tinubu.
Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, had requested the release of President Tinubu’s certificate from Chicago State University, citing concerns that the certificate submitted by the former Lagos State governor to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was not authentic.
While the certificate had been released to Atiku’s team, the former vice president, who is disputing Tinubu’s election, urged Obi, Kwankwaso, and other Nigerians to join him in his fight for “justice” in the case.
“Let me call on all well-meaning Nigerians, leaders of thoughts, our religious, traditional, community and political leaders and in particular, Governor Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP and the leaders of every political party in Nigeria and indeed every single person who loves this country as I do and who wishes nothing but the best for this country as I do, to join me in this campaign to enshrine probity, accountability and the basic principles of justice, morality, and uprightness in our country and in our government,” he said during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. “This is a task for every one of us.”
While Tinubu and his supporters have repeatedly denied the accusations, Atiku says he would continue to seek justice over the matter.
“Immediately after the elections, I was told there was a delegation of governors who claimed they were sent by the president, and I did not even allow them to get into my house – I didn’t,” Atiku added.
“I will only drop the fight when the court rules. If the court rules that I am right, fine. If the court rules that he is right, fine. So that’s the end of the fight, because, at the moment, we are the Supreme Court, and there is no other higher court than the Supreme Court.”