President Bola Tinubu has been accused of identifying himself as female while seeking admission into Chicago State University, in the United States of America.
Mike Enahoro-Ebah, a witness from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and supporter of presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, made an allegation on Friday during the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petitions Court.
Enahoro-Ebah, who was subpoenaed by the PDP, claimed that Tinubu submitted a transcript from the South West College in the USA in 1977, using the name ‘Bola Adekunle Tinubu’ and identifying himself as female.
In addition, the PDP presented certified copies of a notarized judgment from a US court regarding the forfeiture of $460,000, as well as a copy of a Guinean passport allegedly connected to Tinubu.
A panel of five justices, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, admitted the evidence after considering objections raised by counsel representing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu’s lawyer Emmanuel Ukala (SAN), and the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s lawyer Lateef Fagbemi (SAN).
Other documents tendered in evidence by the petitioners and admitted as exhibits by the court are a certified true copy of a certificate supposedly issued to Tinubu by the Chicago State University, a certificate of service by the National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) issued in the name of Tinubu Bola Adekunle, party membership card and certificate of service from Mobile Oil Nigeria Plc.
During cross-examination by INEC’s counsel, the witness refuted claims of spending a significant amount of money to pursue the case against Tinubu. He clarified that his legal partner in the US obtained the documents free of charge.
Furthermore, the witness admitted that he was pained when Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, lost the February 25 presidential election.
KanyiDaily recalls that Atiku had announced his intention to summon 100 witnesses to provide testimony in the presidential election petition court case against Bola Tinubu.