Chicago State University (CSU) has locked its X account from the general public as Nigerians intensify pressure on President Bola Tinubu’s controversial certificate from the institution, Itrybe reports.
The move comes after Tinubu’s principal opponent in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, requested court approval to subpoena Tinubu’s files from CSU.
Abubakar believes that the documents would clarify inconsistencies in Tinubu’s background, including publicly available records that suggest that CSU admitted a female student bearing Tinubu’s name in the 1970s.
The university has claimed that a clerk was responsible for irregularities on a certificate that was reprinted in Tinubu’s name.
Amidst the legal tussle, Abubakar has mocked Tinubu on Twitter, asking him to reveal how he obtained a degree from CSU without attending primary and secondary school.
Abubakar’s tweet sparked widespread reactions, with the hashtag “#AskTinubu” trending on X on Sunday as Nigerians discussed Tinubu’s academic records.
Meanwhile, CSU’s decision to lock its account comes after it received backlash from Nigerians over its handling of the controversy surrounding the certificate President Bola Tinubu obtained from the institution.
The padlock icon appearing on the account indicates that only “confirmed followers” of the institution can see its tweets now, contrary to how it was before.
The move has generated mixed reactions on social media platforms. While some users have commended CSU for taking a stand against what they perceive as an attempt to tarnish Tinubu’s image, others have criticized the university for not being transparent about its admission process and academic records.
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