If Nigerians fail to remove President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the ‘forgery’ of Chicago State University certificate, they should apologise to Mmesoma and offer her scholarship to study in any university of her choice. Human Rights activist and social media influencer, Aisha Yesufu, made this position known while reacting to the alleged forgery of Chicago State University certificate.
Held Aisha who stated this via her X (formerly known as twitter), @AishaYesufu: “If we want to be mad as a nation, then let’s be proudly mad.
“If Tinubu is not removed then Nigeria should apologise to Mmesoma and give her scholarship”.
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) October 8, 2023
Similarly, the National Democratic Coalition (NDC), had also called for the immediate resignation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his alleged certificate forgery at Chicago State University, in United States of America (USA).
The Executive Director, NADECO USA, Lloyd Ukwu, made the call in a statement, on Thursday, saying that the responsibility that was commensurate with the office of the President of Nigeria required utmost integrity and adherence to the rule of law.
Said he: “The allegations of forgery, if proven true, not only cast a shadow over the presidency but also undermine the credibility of Nigeria on the international stage.
“You would all recall that the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) was the first to call for the resignation of Bola Ahmed Tinubu due to his Chicago State University certificate forgery. And today, we are reiterating this call.
“NADECO being a prominent voice for democracy, transparency, and accountability in Nigeria, is deeply concerned about recent allegations regarding the authenticity of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s academic credentials.
“In the light of the evidence pointing towards forgery of a certificate from Chicago State University, NADECO calls upon President Tinubu to resign from his position as the President of the most populous black country in the world. Forgery is a serious offense both in the United States and Nigeria, carrying severe legal consequences.
“According to U.S. law, the penalty for forgery can include imprisonment and fines. In Nigeria, forgery is a criminal offense under various sections of the Criminal Code and Penal Code, with potential penalties ranging from imprisonment to fines, depending on the circumstances.
“NADECO believes that holding a position of such immense responsibility as the President of Nigeria requires the utmost integrity and adherence to the rule of law. The allegations of forgery, if proven true, not only cast a shadow over the presidency but also undermine the credibility of Nigeria on the international stage. Such actions risk bringing international embarrassment to our great nation.
“Furthermore, NADECO emphasises that leaders must set an example for the citizens they represent. Upholding the highest ethical standards is not only a legal requirement but a moral imperative for anyone holding public office.
“We urge President Tinubu to step down voluntarily in the interest of preserving the integrity of the presidency and the nation”.
He observed that Nigeria was currently grappling with myriad of challenges, stressing that with the allegations of forgery, then Tinubu was already distracted and was rather leading the country to “international embarrassment”.