107 senators urge caution, rule of law as keyamo, atiku disagree

Disturbed by the tension trailing President Bola Tinubu’s Chicago State University, CSU, certificate controversy, 107 non-serving senators have called for caution, respect for the rule of law and principles of justice in handling the issue.

The 107 former senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, spoke as APC Non-Serving Senators Group. The former lawmakers, who threw their weight behind the president, said there was a need to “uphold dignity and caution in times of challenge.”

Former Vice President and Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Atiku Abubakar is challenging the election of President Tinubu at the Supreme Court. Last week, via the courts in the United States of America, he obtained the academic records of Tinubu from the CSU, which he has filed at the apex court, praying the court to sack Tinubu on account of alleged certificate forgery and perjury among others.

Atiku said the certified deposition made by Caleb Westberg on behalf of CSU disclaimed the certificate Tinubu presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to contest the 2023 presidential poll.

He contended that “the presentation of a forged certificate to INEC by a candidate for election to the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a weighty constitutional matter requiring consideration by the courts as custodians of the Constitution.”

Currently, the issue has been raising dust in the polity, with some backing President Tinubu and others opposing him.

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