Certificate forgery: Atiku, Obi protest as BBC fact-checkers clear Tinubu

12th October 2023

Obi, Tinubu and Atiku

Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis, Abdulrahman Zakariyau and Gbenga Oloniniran

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•BBC says documents confirm President’s CSU diploma, APC carpets Atiku, Obi

•PDP, LP tackle Tinubu, say certificate issue tarnishing nation’s image

The camps of the Peoples Democratic Party standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar and the  Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, have protested the BBC report that there is no evidence to back the diploma  forgery allegation against  President Bola Tinubu.

BBC’s Global Disinformation Team had in a fact-checking report published on Wednesday said there was no evidence that Tinubu forged the Chicago State University certificate  he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission to contest the February presidential election.https://live.primis-amp.tech/content/video/amp/videoIframe.php?s=113240#amp=1

The BBC report concluded that the allegation that Tinubu submitted a forged CSU certificate to the INEC was false.

The Global Disinformation Team explained that it fact-checked the most widely circulated claims to arrive at its conclusion.

The allegation of certificate forgery levelled against Tinubu has been roiling the polity with his opponents in the last election-Atiku and  Obi-taking the ex-Lagos State governor to task over the issue.