A civil rights organization, Center for Reform and Public Advocacy (CPRA), has called for the prosecution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, over alleged presentation of a fake academic certificate.
The group accused the former Lagos State governor of giving false information on oath, in his Form EC9 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Legal Adviser of CPRA, Agu Kalu, made the call at a recent press briefing in Abuja and asked the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, to order the arrest of the APC candidate within 48 hours or face legal action.
Kalu made it known that Tinubu was not legally qualified to become the next President of Nigeria for supplying false information to INEC.
He said the ex-governor claimed in 1999 that he attended Saint Paul Aroloya Children Home School, Ibadan between 1958 and 1964 and Government College, Ibadan between 1965 and 1969, only to say this year that he never attended any primary or secondary school in his EC9 form.
Kalu said: “We wrote a petition to the IGP on June 16, demanding the prosecution of Tinubu for providing false information on oath in his INEC form CF 001 which he submitted in 1999.
“Since the IGP is yet to act on the petition, we are using this press conference to call on the IGP to do the needful. He is not above the law, nobody is above the law. Sections 191 and 192 of the 1999 Constitution make it a criminal offence to provide false information on oath.
“We are also calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the IGP to arrest and prosecute Tinubu for perjury. It is a very serious issue.”
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