The Atiku Media Office has strongly rebutted attempts by the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to implicate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in a forgery scandal, viewing it as a deliberate strategy to divert attention from the allegations against President Bola Tinubu.
Paul Ibe, Atiku’s Media Adviser, conveyed in a statement issued on Sunday, asserting that Tinubu and his associates should cease any further endeavors to draw comparisons between President Bola Tinubu and Atiku.
Ibe emphasized that all the names attributed to Atiku are well-documented and can be traced within his family lineage.
He stated, “In contrast to Bola A. Tinubu’s allegations of forgery against Atiku, it is a matter of public record that the name change of the former Vice President, reverting from Siddiq Abubakar to Atiku Abubakar, is well-documented in an affidavit dated August 18, 1973, spanning over a 50-year period (ironically as long as Tinubu’s history of forgeries and falsehoods), and is accessible to the public.”
Ibe alleged that Tinubu has engaged in forgery and deception regarding various aspects of his life, including his lineage, name, date of birth, educational qualifications, certificates, and professional experience.
Furthermore, Ibe revealed that the disclosure of Tinubu’s records at Chicago State University and the court-ordered deposition in the United States only reveal a portion of the wrongdoing. He continued, “Bola Tinubu’s attempt to implicate Atiku Abubakar in his web of forgery should be recognized for what it is—an effort to minimize the allegations of forgery that he himself is grappling with.”