Owing to the fresh controversy surrounding the President’s certificate validity, Presidential candidate of the people’s Democratic Party has filed a case of forgery in the Supreme Court.
This is addition to the appeal of the presidential election petition tribunal appeal.
Abubakar Atiku is praying that the court disqualifies Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Sources told ThisDay last night that the evidence filed by Atiku was the academic records of Tinubu, which were handed over to him by the Chicago State University last Monday following the order of a court in the United States instructing the university to release the academic records.
“We have filed the fresh evidence. Tinubu’s academic records have been submitted to the apex court. You can approach the Supreme Court for a copy of the process,” one of Atiku’s lawyers said.
A media to Atiku, Paul Ibe, said: “Our lawyers will file the new evidence today (Friday) to complement the grounds of appeal filed earlier. I am yet to get any briefing from the legal team, but fresh evidence will be filed on or before 12 midnight of today (Friday), which is the deadline.
“The extra evidence or the new evidence, which has to do with the certificate that Tinubu submitted to INEC, based on the petition, the discovery and deposition, which is what we have been waiting for, will help.
“And that is not the only ground; the initial filing we made to the Supreme Court was on 35 grounds. The Chicago evidence is just extra evidence in support of the application.”