Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The star witness of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, Mr Mike Enahoro-Ebah, has told the Presidential Election Petitions Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, that the purported Chicago State University certificate of presented by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, actually belonged to a female.
Enahoro-Ebah who testified before the Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel, tendered as exhibits, certified true copies of Tinubu’s academic records which he said his lawyers obtained from the university.
He told the court that his lawyer in the United States of America, USA, also wrote to various schools that Tinubu, claimed to have attended and obtained more information about him.
Led in evidence by Atiku’s lead counsel, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, the witness, told the court that among the documents he obtained from the USA, included Tinubu’s purported certificate from Chicago State University, which he said belonged to a female.
The star witness also tendered a transcript that was issued in 1977 by South West College, which he said equally established that the Tinubu that attended Chicago State University was a female.
He told the court that whereas the forwarding letter from his lawyer in the USA, which contained Tinubu’s details, came on November 1, 2022, however, it was not until April 2023 that he received a copy of the notorised judgment on criminal asset forfeiture proceedings in a drug related case that involved the 2nd Respondent.
The witness also tendered Tinubu’s certificate of service from Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, which formed part of his work records, as well as a copy of his alleged Guinean Passport.
All the documents were admitted in evidence and marked as exhibits by the tribunal despite stiff opposition by Counsels to Tinubu, his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC; as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Meanwhile, Atiku has concluded his case against Tinubu with 27 witnesses.
Similarly, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, also concluded his case against Tinubu on Friday but with 13 witnesses and loads of documents which the tribunal admitted as exhibits.