Former National Publicity of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has said the noise about President Bola Tinubu’s Chicago State University (CSU) certificate is a pre-election matter that has long been forgotten.
Goldennewsng reports that in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, Nabena asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, to stop chasing shadows about Tinubu’s academic records.
The APC chieftain claimed that Nigerians had since moved on with the current administration’s leadership and the former vice president should stop heating the polity with pre-election matters that will not make him president.
Nabena also urged Atiku to start preparations for another contest in 2027 as usual rather than dragging the nation backwards.
He warned the public to be careful of media propaganda by Atiku and opposition parties, stressing that the registrar of CSU, Caleb Westberg, never said President Tinubu forged the certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said, “Let me use this medium to tell the former Vice President to start preparing for another election in 2027 as usual. Heating up the polity over pre-election matters will not make him President of Nigeria.
“Atiku Abubakar should know by now that Nigerians have moved on. The country is now enjoying good governance because this administration is responsive and responsible.
“See what is happening across Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Nigerians will no longer wait for months to get their international passports when they apply. Over 204,000 backlog has been cleared within three weeks.
“Think about the welfare packages for the elderly by the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry, the bold step to remove the fuel subsidy that has held the country hostage for a long time, and government intervention in all sectors like Aviation, Health, Transport, Economy, Agriculture and security, among others.
“This Renewed Hope Agenda is already working, and Nigerians won’t allow anyone, including Atiku or Peter Obi, to drag the nation back to the desert.”