Three US courts have reportedly rejected Tinubu’s lawyers’ attempts to delay the release of his academic records from Chicago State University.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to investigative journalist David Hundeyin, Tinubu’s lawyers had begged Atiku Abubakar’s team to reschedule tomorrow’s deposition from 10am to 12noon to buy time, but they refused.
On Saturday, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in favour of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and ordered Chicago State University to release Tinubu’s academic records by Monday (today).
However, Tinubu’s lawyers have insisted that the documents will not be relevant in Atiku’s appeal against Tinubu at the Supreme Court.
Atiku had previously obtained an order from a US magistrate for CSU to provide his legal team with access to Tinubu’s academic records.
The magistrate, Jeffrey Gilbert, had ordered Tinubu’s alma mater to provide all relevant and non-privileged documents to Atiku’s legal team.
The documents sought by Atiku, through his counsel, Angela Liu, include Tinubu’s record of admission and acceptance at Chicago State University, dates of attendance, and the degrees, awards, and honours obtained by Tinubu from CSU.