The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has come under fire, for making a sarcastic comment on the educational background of President Bola Tinubu.
Premium Politics earlier reported that Atiku had taken to his X handle on Sunday, August 27, 2023, to drag Tinubu on his education, asking him to explain to Nigerians, how he achieved a University degree without a primary and secondary education.
It would be recalled that the former Vice President who is challenging Tinubu’s Victory at the tribunal, had written to Chicago State University, to release the President’s academic records, as an alumni of the institution, to be used in the ongoing trial, at the court.
Reacting to Atiku’s request, the institution which had earlier objected, to the request, based on privacy issues, until after CSU was compelled by a US Court to provide the documents, confirmed that Tinubu graduated from the institution in 1979, promising to release his details.
The former Vice President had recently approached a U.S. court for an order compelling CSU, to release the academic records.
However, Atiku on his X handle on Sunday, August 27, 2023, alleged that Tinubu suddenly, dropped his primary and secondary education, which were submitted in 1999, in 2023, asking the President, to explain why he got his degree certificate.
Atiku via a post on his handle wondered how President Tinubu attended Chicago State University without primary and secondary education.
“I woke up this morning wondering how we got to this cul de sac.
“In 1999, @officialABAT claimed he attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos, before proceeding to Children Home School in Ibadan.
“According to him, his next port of call in his educational journey was Government College Ibadan and, Richard Daley College and Chicago State University in the United States. Curiously, in 2023, Tinubu settled with attending only @ChicagoState. I am scratching my head.
“How is that possible? Methinks that all well-meaning Nigerians should be as confused as I am with Tinubu’s declaration that he had no primary and secondary education, yet he has a university degree. You may wish to #AskTinubu how he attained this feat so that we can learn from his ingenuity,” Atiku tweeted.
Reacting to Atikus’ comment, the following individuals online, knocked the former Vice President, for his action.
@Equityayo wrote: Omo, defeat can turn someone into a town crier. A whole Atiku has resulted in Twitter crying over his failure to win the last general Election.
“It’s painful we understand and we can see the tears of failure flowing as usual.
“Atiku is not POSSIBLE.
OBI is not POSSIBLE.
Musa Ahmad wrote (@real_aahmad): “You’re not talking about winning the election now but Tinubu’s educational background. I don’t know how you suddenly retire from active politics to Twitter influencer.”
@Balogun_Jamih, wrote: “Just as El-Rufai retired Shehu Sani to the club of wailer and Twitter influencers. President Tinubu has successfully retired Atiku Abubakar to the club of Wailer and Twitter influencers.”
@Asakemijimi wrote: “President Tinubu is giving Atiku sleepless nights. Since when did Atiku start doing shalaye on Twitter? Sir, please try again in 2031.”
@jeffphilips1 wrote: “Look at that tweet again and it’ll dawn on you that Tinubu, in his first go at the presidency, not just only defeated Atiku, but he retired him after 32 years in the race.”
@Egi_nupe_ tweeted: “If Atiku didn’t engage in petty and dirty politics since 2007 that he’s been contesting, I vigorously doubt 2023 will make him do that.
“Atiku is the most classy and mature political figure we have ever seen. He doesn’t roll in the mud, and would never stoop so low, no matter what. So I don’t believe that he authorized that Tweet. Never!”