The Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has told the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) that he didn’t attend primary and secondary schools.
According to documents released on Friday, the former Lagos State Governor left the boxes for primary and secondary schools unticked. However, the box for university education was ticked.
He had claimed in the past that he obtained a degree in business administration from Chicago State University back in 1979.
At the time of his Lagos State Governorship race in 1999, and 2003, he claimed both times that he attended primary and secondary schools, claims which contradict what he’s now telling INEC.
He had said he attended St. Paul Children’s Home School, Ibadan, between 1958 to 1964. He added that he obtained his secondary education at Government College, Ibadan, between 1965 to 1968.
After which he said he went on to attend Richard Daley College, Chicago, from 1969 to 1971, later attending Chicago State University and the University of Chicago.
Tinubu said, “I went on self-exile from October 1994 to October 1998. When I returned I discovered that all my property, including all the documents relating to my qualifications and my certificates in respect of paragraph three above, were looted by unknown persons.
“My house was a target of series of searches by various security agents from the time the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was forced to adjourn following the military takeover of government of 17th November 1993.
Commenting on his submissions, Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, a political activist, said he would challenge Tinubu’s submissions in court.
Mr Tinubu “commits 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,” Mr Ugochinyere said in a statement.
His “new forms contradict his 2007 affidavit that he has primary school and secondary.”
However, a spokesman for Mr Tinubu did not reply People’s Gazette’s request seeking comments about the alleged discrepancies in his submissions to the electoral commission.