Tinubu said he received his original degree certificate from Chicago State University

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The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in putting to rest the controversy surrounding his academic records, says he recently received his original replacement degree certificate from at Chicago State University.

Tinubu announced this on Monday while answering questions during his appearance at Chatham House in London, where he addressed controversies surrounding his age, schooling, and record in the private sector.

Tinubu said he has so far refused to debate with his fellow presidential candidates because he is sellable and as such he will not allow groups or institutions to use him to make money.

Addressing issues surrounding his age, schooling, and record in the private sector

Tinubu said he was born on March 29, 1952, adding that those disputing that he is from the Tinubu family may request a DNA test. He also stated that Mobile Oil proves his outstanding record. He said;

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At the time of my birth, I was dated March 29, 1952, in the family record. Then, I don’t think I decided to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, even though I was going into politics.

“I have a good record in life. My record is consistent in the university they are asking about. They now confess that they wasted their money and their time. The record is there, and the transcript is there showing March 1952.

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“I do not claim another father, I am Tinubu and Tinubu proper. If they want DNA, they can request one too.

“One of them is accused of not being a Nigerian citizen, I did not touch that area.

“Same, it remains the same. Chicago State University where I graduated proved that. Today, I can announce that I have received my original replacement degree certificate from them.

“Deloitte trained me as an accountant. Mobile Oil confirms my outstanding record. I reached the pinnacle of my career in the private sector. Who among them can boast of that?

“Yes, you want to fight a pig, you have to live in the dirt. That’s what I’m doing. I entered politics knowing full well that it was muddy water. The smoke comes, and you have to live with the dirt and make sure you straighten up to get the job done.”

As to why he avoided participating in debates unlike his colleagues in the presidential raceTinubu said, “I see myself as a marketable individual. You want to use me to make money and I say no.”

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There are many controversies surrounding Tinubu’s age, state of origin and parentage, educational qualifications, and even employment record, which usually come up in every election cycle.

There are some reports that say there is no record of the APC presidential candidate who studied at Chicago State University as well as worked with Deloitte in the United States.

However, a few days ago, there were some media reports showing a series of pictures where Tinubu was hosted by his alma mater, Chicago State University, a few years ago.

Also, a few months ago, the Chicago State University, in an inquiry, confirmed that Bola Tinubu graduated from the institution.

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