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Atiku's Case Against Tinubu in US Court: No Legal Consequences - APC Spokesman

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Atiku's Case Against Tinubu in US Court: No Legal Consequences - APC Spokesman
The APC spokesman, Aaron Artimas, has dismissed Atiku's case against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the US court, stating that it has no legal consequences on the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. He described the move as merely sensational and political, aimed at casting doubt on Tinubu's credibility. Artimas also highlighted that the university has previously denied allegations of forgeries in Tinubu's academic records.

In a recent development, the spokesman for the Taraba state All Progressives Congress (APC), Aaron Artimas, has stated that the case raised by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the United States court will have no legal consequences. Atiku had approached a US court in Chicago, seeking an order to release Tinubu's academic records.

Mr. Artimas, in a conversation with Legit.ng, expressed his belief that Atiku's case would not impact the judgement of the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) in Nigeria. Artimas characterized Atiku's petition as "merely sensational" and devoid of any legal ramifications.

While explaining his stance, Mr. Artimas stressed that Atiku has a long way to go in his endeavor to challenge Tinubu's victory at the tribunal. He further criticized Atiku's move, suggesting that it serves as an academic exercise aimed at creating uncertainty about Tinubu's personality and credibility.

Responding to the allegations of certificate forgery, Artimas pointed out that the University of Chicago had consistently denied the claims, adding that the issue may have an impact on Atiku's case at the tribunal. He emphasized that the president, Tinubu, is an experienced and respected figure who has held several high-ranking positions in Nigeria, thereby dismissing the insinuations about his eligibility to contest elections in the country.

The APC spokesman's remarks came in response to Angela Liu, Atiku's lawyer in the US, who alleged that Chicago State University had provided two similar certificates indicating Tinubu's attendance at the institution. Liu mentioned that the two certificates were signed by different individuals, further raising suspicions about the authenticity of Tinubu's academic records.

It is worth mentioning that the ongoing legal battle between Atiku and Tinubu has generated significant attention and speculation about its potential impact on the Nigerian political landscape. However, as Artimas maintains, the case in the US court is considered more of a political strategy than a legally binding exercise.

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