On Monday Nigeria President Bola Tinubu begged United States District Judge Nancy Maldonado to order Chicago State University to protect his confidential information, such as his admission records, transcripts, and gender, and to only release his certificate to the legal team of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Christopher Carmichael, the president’s attorney, submitted the motion and emphasized that Tinubu’s alma school had “already clearly and unequivocally established” the “most critical fact.”
A US magistrate named Jeffrey Gilbert had earlier granted Atiku’s request that Chicago State University make Tinubu’s academic records available to his legal team.
The records of Tinubu’s admission and acceptance at Chicago State University, dates of attendance, degrees, prizes, and honors that the former governor of Lagos State attained at the institution are among the documents that Atiku is requesting through his attorney, Angela Liu.
Tinubu’s attorneys approached Maldonado last Thursday as the deadline set by Gilbert drew near, arguing that the earlier judgment by Gilbert needed to be reviewed by a district court.
The US district judge ultimately agreed to the request for a review and a postponement of the ruling until Monday.However, the president’s legal team urged with Maldonado on Monday to withhold Tinubu’s other confidential data and merely provide the certificate.