The Presidential Election Petitions Court has admitted certified copies of academic and work records of President Bola Tinubu tendered by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, reading different names that he registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The documents, which were tendered on Friday, include a B.Sc. certificate from Chicago State University, an NYSC Discharge Certificate, and a Mobil Nigeria Oil Plc certificate of service.
The PDP had brought the documents through their subpoenaed witness, Mike Enahoro Ebah, Esq, who noted that the documents were “purportedly” obtained by Tinubu but bore the name ‘Bola Adekunle Tinubu’.
Led in evidence by PDP counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, the witness also tendered forms EC13 and EC9 nomination forms and the letters written to INEC as attachments.
Counsel to INEC, Abubakar Mahmoud, Tinubu, Emmanuel Ukala, and the APC, Lateef Fagbemi, all objected to the admissibility of the documents.
The referenced documents were certified true copies of form EC9(Nomination letter of Tinubu); receipt of payment for certification; witness application letter, requesting the documents; INEC’s Letter of response; Certificate from Chicago university belonging to the 2nd respondent( Tinubu); NYSC discharge certificate belonging to the 2nd respondent, with the name Tinubu Bola Adekunle; Certificate of service from Mobile Oil Nigeria PLC; Party Membership card.
When the lead counsel to PDP applied to tender these documents, all the respondents objected to their admissibility.