Dino Melaye, a spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign committee, has claimed that the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is impersonating a lady who died many years ago.
Dino identified the lady in question as the daughter of Kafaru Tinubu, the elder brother of Abibatu Mogaji who adopted the APC presidential candidate.
On his Twitter, page, Dino wrote: “The daughter of Kafaru Tinubu, the elder brother of Abibatu Mogaji, Emilokan’s adopted mother. The young lady died and Bola was smuggled and began impersonating her. This is her result.”
Dino went ahead sharing an alleged school certificate of the late lady whom he said Tinubu is impersonating.
Meanwhile, in a related story, it was discovered that the Chicago State University certificate submitted by Tinubu to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was downloaded from a social media platform, Pinterest.
On Twitter David Hundeyin, an investigative journalist, who carried out the investigation wrote on the micro-blogging platform saying: “So it has really come to this in Nigeria? The ruling party’s candidate respects us so little that he submits an online certificate forgery template to INEC? This is what and where we are in 2022? This is it? We’re really that useless and unrated?”
In the same vein, an Abuja-based lawyer identified as Barrister Mike filed charges bordering on perjury and document falsification against Tinubu.
The development was made known by David Hundeyin during an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday.
On social media, critics of Mr Tinubu called for the APC presidential candidate’s disqualification from the 2023 general election in reaction to Hundeyin’s report.
Nevertheless, Tinubu has continued to trend recently for negative reasons.
Sadly for him, a United States company, Deloitte, where he claimed that he made $1.8 million from salaries and bonuses while working a consultancy job, denied employing him.
David Hundeyin shared a letter from the company following a subpoenaed order to it.
He wrote: “Bola Ahmed Tinubu has claimed that he made $1.8 million from salaries and bonuses while working a consultancy job at Deloitte USA.
“So we subpoenaed Deloitte USA to provide evidence of Tinubu’s employment and staff payment records, and this is what came back.”
In light of recent developments, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, reacted to the wide reports of Tinubu’s criminal forfeiture as it called for his disqualification in the forthcoming presidential election.
According to the PDP, Tinubu remains ineligible to contest the presidential elections by virtue of section 127 section (1)(d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
The PDP, however, called on INEC not to succumb to any form of blackmail of the APC but to deliver good judgement and disqualify Bola Ahmed Tinubu from contesting the presidential elections.