I hope those darting Tinubu with certificate impropriety are good students of history. If yes, they would know that they threw mud at Buhari, and instead of bringing him down, it secured him sympathy from unlikely quarters. The more terrible names they called him and the more dirt they threw at Buhari, the more popular he became and the more pity he got. The rest is now history.
I may be naïve in the position I am taking on Tinubu. I find it difficult to join the crowd to bring people down. I like to look at things in a rational manner. On the Tinubu certificate issue, I am at a loss on how anybody could gain admission into a University in the US without presenting credible GCE or WASC certificates. The US is thorough and uncompromising when it comes to background checks. It would ask for high school transcripts before admission. Was that waived for Tinubu? I even saw someone write that one of the Presidential aspirants made a third class. I laughed because I know of many successful people in Nigeria who were, and are holders of first degree passes.
It is public knowledge that Tinubu attended a college in Chicago. How come Tinubu attended the College, another name for a University, graduated in Accounting, and yet the College didn’t know he was unqualified for admission into the school?
Wikipedia and many online sites listed Tinubu as having worked for American companies like Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, GTE Services Corporation, and Mobil Oil Nigeria. I can bet that nobody can successfully work in these organizations without a prerequisite experience or certificate. Since the organizations know their names are linked online with the resume of Tinubu and have not debunked the information, I take it for the truth.
A man that was a Senator of the Federal Republic and two-term Governor of Lagos State, not having any academic qualifications, is enough to call to question all the security agencies that wrote security clearances on him before contesting for those positions.
Finally, the Supreme Court had ruled that a President does not need to submit any certificate to INEC to contest for the Presidency of Nigeria. It also said all the contestant needs is just to attend classes up to secondary school level, even without taking the exams, you are cool. It may not be the best, but that is the law.
If Tinubu did not attend primary and secondary schools at all and yet graduated in the accounting field, achieved so much as a State Governor, and was successful in running several ongoing businesses, then he is an intelligent man.
I caution the opposition to beware of what they are doing to injure themselves and secure more sympathy for Tinubu.
Grace and peace!!!