The National Democratic Coalition has been warned from going ahead with its planned press conference on the controversy surrounding President Bola Tinubu’s Chicago State University academic certificate.
The All Progressives Congress in the United States gave the warning on Sunday night, saying the school has already confirmed its authenticity.
Osun Defender reports that the Publicity Secretary of NADECO USA, David Adenekan, had on Friday, announced that the group will hold a world press conference on Monday at 9:45 a.m. inside Chicago City Hall.
But the Chairman of APC USA, Prof Tai Balofin, while reacting, said the move is a smophoneyeen to vilify the president.
He described NADECO USA, as a phony group, saying it is wrong for the group to be discussing a matter already in court.
He said, “The allegation surrounding President Tinubu’s educational certificate from Chicago State University has been addressed, with CSU confirming the certificate’s authenticity. It is crucial to note that this matter is already in the hands of the appropriate authorities, specifically the courts, where due process and legal procedures will be followed.
“We therefore urge the supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and those of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to wait for the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling.
“Furthermore, we would like to clarify that the group organising this World Press Conference under the banner of NADECO USA is not the original NADECO that President Tinubu was a part of during the Abacha era. We urge the public not to be misled by these attempts to distort history. Premature and unfounded allegations not only do a disservice to the public but also risk diverting attention from pressing issues that truly deserve scrutiny.
“In conclusion, the leadership of APC USA stands firmly against any attempts to undermine the reputation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and, by extension, Nigeria. We believe in the strength of the democratic processes and the judicial system to address any legitimate concerns.
“We remain committed to democratic principles, and we encourage this group hiding under NADECO USA to engage in constructive dialogue and allow the legal system to take its course in addressing any genuine concerns.”
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