A Nigerian politician and former spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar, Daniel Bwala said that Bola Ahmed’s certificate, which was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has a source different from Chicago State University.
Following the deposition, Atiku’s legal team presented testimonies from Chicago State University staff members who attested to the legitimacy and credibility of the Nigerian president’s original certificate, as well as his enrollment at the institution.
In response, Daniel Bwala said that there is now unequivocal confirmation that the certificate submitted to INEC did not originate from Chicago State University. He stated, “What is now no longer in doubt is that the certificate submitted to INEC did not emanate from CSU”.
The legal expert Daniel Bwala emphasized that the individual who certified the certificate did so without the official endorsement of Chicago State University. He further mentioned that he had thoroughly reviewed the deposition transcript.
“Certification on a document is a presumption that it emanates from the issuing authority, it represents what it states and should be taken on the honour of the issuing institution”. He added.
Daniel Daniel unequivocally stated that given the certificate’s lack of origin from the State University and its absence of proper certification, it is highly likely to be a forged certificate. He added that, from a legal standpoint, the document President Bola Ahmed Tinubu submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission does not qualify as a valid certificate.
He wrote, “Since that certificate did not emanate from CSU, was not certified by them, it is a conclusive proof that it was forged. So In the eyes of the law, the form of PBAT submitted to INEC never had any qualifying certificate in it”.