President Bola Tinubu has been reported to have filed an emergency motion against the court ruling that ordered the Chicago State University (CSU) to release his academic record to Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 Presidential election.
The document of the motion was shared by a netizen with the handle @ReneRodrig1142, adding that President Tinubu filed the motion at the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, praying that the court should delay the verdict of the Magistrate court concerning his certificate.
Tinubu to appeal judgment compelling Chicago University to release his Academic record to Atiku
In his motion, Tinubu said he would be appealing the judgment and wanted the court to hear his case before the deadline set by Atiku for the documents to be released, which is September 27.
The Magistrate court has granted Atiku’s request and compelled the Chicago State University to release Tinubu’s undergraduate record at the university, including his admission letter and attendance.
Atiku, a former vice president, contested against President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election but was defeated and came second in the poll.
Atiku challenges Tinubu’s victory in court
He had filed petitions against the declaration of Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election petition court (PEPC) but his petitions were struck out by the court over lack of evidence.
Following his defeat at the PEPC, Atiku has headed to the Supreme Court for a redress of the judgment and getting Tinubu academic record from the Chicago State University would be a strong ground for him at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.