Former presidential media aide, Reno Omokri has claimed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, actually attended the Chicago State University.
In a post accompanied by a video on his Twitter handle on Monday, Omokri said the American institution has confirmed that Tinubu was one of its alumni, contrary to reports stating otherwise.
He said that upon a recent visit to the institution, some documents obtained from the university confirmed that Tinubu graduated with honours from Accounting Department where he majored.
Omokri said that his visit to the university to obtain evidence confirmed that the former Governor of Lagos State did attend Chicago university from August 1977 through June 1979.
The former presidential aide added that the University confirmed that the APC flagbearer was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with honours on June 22, 1979.
He, however, said political candidates should be assessed based on competence and not based on lies and propaganda, asking journalists to always verify their claims properly before rushing to the press.
Omokri, who shared the email address and phone number of the Chicago State University, urged everyone to go verify for themselves that Tinubu did attend the university.
He wrote: “On September 19, 2022, I went to verify if Bola Tinubu attended the Chicago State University. I went there and there is video evidence that I went there. And, Chicago state university actually verified that Tinubu attended Chicago State University.
“I don’t like Tinubu. However, if I am going to criticize him, I am not going to criticize him based on lies.
“I was interviewed by Arise TV and one of the journalists told a lie that a subpoena was sent to the Chicago State University by a lawyer and that the Chicago state university responded to it to say that Tinubu did not attend the university. That is a lie.”
Naija News reports that Omokri is a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a member of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Orgnanisation.