The Media Team of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has told President Bola Tinubu and his team to address the real issue and stop damaging Nigeria’s image by coming clean on the myriad of controversies surrounding his “life of forgeries.”
Addressing a World Press Conference, in Abuja, on Sunday, the Media Adviser to the former Vice President, Paul Ibe, who was flanked by two of his colleagues, said Tinubu’s team appears fixated on an inconsequential alleged discrepancy in the day/date an affidavit deposed to by Atiku to officially change his name over 50 years ago.
“Since the discovery of documents with Chicago State University brought to the fore the litany of certificate forgeries and impersonation by President Bola A. Tinubu, there have been attempts by many of his media aides to create a parallel narrative about the public life of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
“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.
“It was amusing watching them running kiti-kata like a person wey drink water no wan drop cup – as we say in Naija parlance of a restless soul on a fruitless journey.
“So, eventually, they found that the affidavit that Atiku Abubakar deposed to on August 18, 1973, wherein he expressed his wishes to be publicly known as Atiku Abubakar was signed on a Saturday. And voila!
“The APC e-rats found what they have been looking for. 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 was to pick a hole in Atiku Abubakar’s public profile.
“Like the late Fela Anikulapo said: I be thief, you be robber! You are also a thief is not a defence to an accusation of theft.
“They thought they found someone else to share the inglorious stage of certificate forgery with,” Ibe said.