Atiku suffers setback in bid to subpoena Chicago State University Over Tinubu certificate
A Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois County in the United States has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the PDP candidate, former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to get access to President Bola Tinubu’s confidential educational records at Chicago State University.
The former vice president had filed the suit seeking to subpoena the university without due process.
According to the Circuit Court papers made available to our correspondent at the weekend, Justice Patrick J. Heneghan dismissed the case without prejudice.
In the judgment dated July 31st, 2023, the judge held that the “Petitioner’s subpoena in this case is withdrawn, and thus Chicago State University will not be deposed pursuant to the subpoena in this case.”
Ruling on the matter, Justice Heneghan said; “The case is dismissed without prejudice and resolves all matters pending before the court.”
Atiku and his cohorts had often erroneously claimed that President Tinubu did not attend Chicago State University in a bid to stain his character and reputation.
Meanwhile, a leading Chicago State official has again confirmed that the president is a long time and distinguished alumnus of the university.
In an affidavit, the registrar of Chicago State University, Caleb Westberg, deposed that “Bola Ahmed Tinubu graduated and was awarded a degree by Chicago State University on June 22, 1979.
Reacting to the dismissed case, one political commentator said: “Whether it is in the United States or in Nigeria, whether it is Donald Trump or Atiku Abubakar, election losers should concede their defeat with grace and dignity and without abusing the rule of law.”