The legal team of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is set to file a fresh motion to challenge President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s plea for Chicago State University not to release privileged documents in his academic records.
Recall that, last week, Tinubu, through his lawyers, had asked a United States district judge, Ms Maldonado to delay the order of a U.S. Magistrate, Judge Jeffrey Gilbert, that ordered the university to release his academic records to Atiku.
The request for a review and delay of the order till Monday was eventually granted by the US district judge.
Earlier, judge Gilbert had ordered Tinubu’s alma mater to provide all relevant and non-privileged documents to the applicant, Atiku, within two days.
The PUNCH reported that the Special Adviser to Atiku on Public Communications, Phrank Shaibu, said the legal team had up to 48 hours to respond to the motion in the U.S. court.
When asked on Wednesday to confirm if Atiku has filed the suit as he earlier threatened on Monday, Shaibu reassured that the former vice president would submit the motion before midnight.
He said, “I am sure you have seen his application. We are working on our response. We have up till midnight today (Wednesday) to respond to them. And we will.”
On when they expect the court to rule over the matter, Shaibu stated, “It is after we have responded to the court that it will fix the date and inform the parties.”