A trail of reactions from Nigerians have followed the reports that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu didn’t submit his primary and secondary school certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It was reported that Tinubu claimed that his school certificates were stolen by unknown persons during the military rule in 1990.
The former governor of Lagos State stated this in an affidavit submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as part of his eligibility filings for the 2023 presidential elections.
It was gathered that documents released on Friday show that Tinubu left the columns for his primary and secondary education unmarked.
Tinubu, however, noted that he obtained a degree in business and administration in 1979 at the Chicago State University.
Following this submission, Nigerians have taken to social media to air their views. While some feel it’s not a big deal as he has gone ahead to achieve other things which wouldn’t have been possible without such certificates, others are of the opinion that it calls for more investigation into the background of the former Lagos State Governor.
Bola Tinubu should be in jail for committing perjury as he abandons his earlier claim of attending primary school, sworn in an affidavit, to run for Governor but now claims not to have attended primary school. Anyone educated person supporting this man is a functional illiterate. pic.twitter.com/yweJgbumgH
— Ajị bussu onye mpiawa azu🏳️🌈 (@AfamDeluxo) June 25, 2022
See some of the reactions as culled from Twitter
Emmanuel I. Onwuezobe@IbekweOnwuezobe
Abeg the information provided by Tinubu to INEC when he wanted to contest for Lagos State governorship election should be well protected before we hear say the files are missing or fire has destroyed the building where the files are.
Buhari no get certificate, Tinubu self no get certificate. How do we now encourage the next generation to go to school?
The emergence of Buhari as Nigeria President has changed the standard of governance forever. That is why Tinubu can even contest for the post of President. You don’t need to have certificate as long as you have your Nepa bill to present to INEC. I’m afraid it will get worse.
DR.PENKING™ 🇦🇺🇳🇬 #PeterObi@drpenking
What Tinubu is doing right now was done by Buhari in 2019. It is a distraction tactic. Buhari did the same thing and almost at the eve of elections when everybody had thought that he’d be disqualified, WAEC printed certificate for him. Don’t be distracted.
In October 1999, thugs suspected to be loyal to Bola Tinubu attacked Gani Fawehinmi in court over his case of perjury against him.
If only for his memory and the fragile moral fiber of our society, lawyers should massively challenge Tinubu’s credential ahead of 2023.
Lol, Tinubu wey no go School before he ride to the top positions in Mobil and Deloitte Limited. After that he come become Senator for Naija in 1993and come become Lagos Governor for 8 years without going to School🤣🤣🤣🤣
Ekonyohe Peter Obi ❤@Benue_Parrot
So because Soldiers invaded Tinubu’s house and stole his certificates, he is now threatening to send we the Youths into the Army and feed us agbado and cassava as punishment. Grandpa, no be we steal your childhood memories ooo. You are bullying us. 😭
ᴏnowvo_ᴏᴍᴀsᴏʀᴏ ᴀʟɪ ᴏᴠɪᴇ ™☤🇳🇬@OvieNews
Brilliant Treasurer at Mobil Nigeria and quick-witted accountant with a foreign firm known for forensic accounting, Deloitte . And you believe he accomplished all these feats without a primary and secondary school education . Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu!
Bola Tinubu’s Presidency will be the official institutionalisation of forgery, dubiousness, duplicity and fraud in politics in Nigeria and it is our collective duty to stop him.
Nothing about that man has ever been straightforward and a victory for him is defeat for society.
Just like Buhari, Tinubu has no certificate; He claims it was stolen. Reports also have it that he didn’t attend primary or secondary school which means there’s a case of forgery. In a sane country, INEC will disqualify Tinubu cos of this, but this is Nigeria where anything goes.
The only reason Tinubu is now claiming that he did not attend any primary or secondary school is because if he comes clean about his early education, it will expose other lies he has told Nigerians about his true age and name. Tinubu, what is your real name and age?
All a serious opposition needs to do is obtain Tinubu’s former educational declarations to INEC and sue him for perjury. The clown would be disqualified. As simple as ABC, but you have jokers as Nigerian opposition.
Anambra 1st son💭@UchePOkoye
Nigerian intellectuals won’t tell you how Gani Fawehinmi exposed Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s fake and forged certificates!
Ajị bussu onye mpiawa azu🏳️🌈@AfamDeluxo
Bola Tinubu should be in jail for committing perjury as he abandons his earlier claim of attending primary school, sworn in an affidavit, to run for Governor but now claims not to have attended primary school. Anyone educated person supporting this man is a functional illiterate.
A Tinubu presidency will be the biggest heist in history; this is why it won’t happen and can’t happen.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu : The First And Only Man That Didn’t Go To School But Ended Up Working at ExxonMobil.
What A Man !!
Abubakar Hamma Galafi@Galafi_Hamma
Chief Bode George has always challenged Tinubu to just show one of his Classmates during his primary School days.
With this Certificates issue arising, means Bode George is vindicated.
So what is real about Tinubu?
**Date of birth is controversial
**Year of birth controversial
**Source of income controversial
**School certificates unknown
**Political ideology: 50 million youths to drive the demand & supply of low value Agbado.
I wrote in 2014 that Tinubu’s affidavit that he attended Government College Ibadan (GCI) between 1965 and 1968 is false. I was in GCI from 1962-1968, and Tinubu was not there. Tinubu now tells INEC he did not go to primary or secondary school. This means he committed perjury.