Media aides to former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar challenged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to follow Atiku’s example by clearing the air about his certificate and his past.
Atiku’s media aides, Paul Ibe and Phrank Shaibu, at a press conference, decried an attempt by the president’s media aides to create a parallel narrative about Atiku following the release of Tinubu’s academic records by Chicago State University.
The aides, while affirming that Atiku’s affidavit on change of name was signed on a Saturday in 1973, said the former vice president has nothing to hide.
Ibe said, “It was obvious from the start of their journey into futility that what the media aides and supporters of Bola A. Tinubu were doing was a random bite of the public profile of Atiku Abubakar until they found an item they could chomp with their filthy teeth.”
Lampooning the media aides and supporters of Tinubu over moves to find fault with Atiku certificate, he said, “eventually, they found that the affidavit that Atiku Abubakar deposed to in August 18, 1973, wherein he expressed his wishes to be publicly known as Atiku Abubakar was signed on a Saturday.
“For them, it isn’t important that the person called Bola A. Tinubu was discovered to be the name of a female, nor was it important that Bola A. Tinubu forged a certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission or that Bola A. Tinubu is the Guinea pig student of the Government College Lagos, who was used to test run the school four years before it was founded.
“All that mattered to them is to pick a hole in Atiku Abubakar’s public profile.
“They thought they found someone else to share the inglorious stage of certificate forgery with.
“So, it was found out that Atiku’s affidavit was signed on a Saturday, and they went into a frenzy; oiled as a diesel train. They blare and burn all decency. They have found a mate in their naked state.
“But because we know the character of the man that we work for, we knew that their frenzy was all vain hallucinations.
“We conducted research into the registry of the Lagos State high courts in the same year, 1973, to see if it was really an absurdity to have court papers signed on a Saturday.
“The outcome of our findings showed clearly that there are court papers that were signed on Saturdays in the year 1973! Atiku Abubakar’s affidavit was not the only one signed on Saturday as the corn-men would want you to believe.”
Berating the President over investigation into his certificate, Atiku Media Aides displayed their findings about Atiku’s affidavits adding, “a practitioner of democracy, especially someone who sits on the chair of a President, must live above board.
“A president must mirror the moral rectitude of trust and transparency.
“To be called the president of a country is to be an approximation of the values that such a country stands for. Nigeria does not stand for forgeries and impersonation.
“It is, therefore, on this note that we, yet again, call on President Bola A. Tinubu to follow the example of Atiku Abubakar to clear the air about all doubts and kuru kere about his past.
“And if, assuming the president is afraid to come out clean, because we can only assume at this point, that Bola A. Tinubu has some skeletons in his closet. He should feel free to confide in us what those skeletons are.
“It is embarrassing enough that the FBI and other anti-crime agencies in the United States are poised to start releasing information on our president any moment from now.
“Nigeria is a country of laws, and no single man or woman, no matter how highly placed, is bigger than our laws.
“We hope that this discovery into Atiku’s Saturday affidavit by his own media team will rest this issue and provide the opportunity for Bola A. Tinubu’s team to come clean with its decades of forgeries and lies. Nigerians are waiting for them to put an end to this kindergarten Tom and Jerry that has done nothing but brought embarrassment and humiliation to our country and its people.”