The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reacted to the forgery allegation against President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria.
The BBC team published a report on President Tinubu’s certificate. The authors of the report titled: ‘Bola Tinubu diploma: No evidence Nigeria’s president forged college record’ concluded that President Tinubu did not forge his certificate.
Recall that allegations that President Tinubu’s certificates were falsified spread like wildfire on social media following the publication of the president’s academic records by Chicago State University (CSU).
The revelation of the president’s academic credentials is the highest point of a legal lawsuit initiated in August by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one of his key opponents in the February presidential election.
The BBC made its conclusion after they contacted CSU with questions about its diplomas. In response to the questions CSU said, “We are confident and always have been in the veracity and integrity of our records regarding Tinubu’s attendance and completion of graduation requirements.”
But Atiku of the PDP, insisted that Tinubu forged his certificate. He has also filed an appeal at the Supreme Court aiming to upturn the President’s victory.