In a petition filed on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, the previous Vice President sought to acquire additional particulars of Tinubu’s educational information on the Chicago State University.
Among the many pieces of paperwork requested, Angela M. Liu, counsel to the PDP Presidential flag-bearer, embodies the report of Tinubu’s admission and acceptance to the college; and dates of attendance together with levels, awards and honours attained by the President on the college.
Atiku, knowledgeable of the court docket that the subpoena on Tinubu was to topic the President’s assertions to check of fact and veracity, including that “he’s at present the President of Nigeria and is dealing with numerous court docket proceedings regarding his election and the authenticity of paperwork regarding his attendance at Chicago State College.”
Tinubu counters Atiku’s petition to the Chicago court.
However, replying to the petition, counsel to the President, Victor P. Henderson, on July 19, prayed the court docket to strike out Atiku’s request, arguing that no court docket’s decision was heard and granted the subpoena.
He additionally argued that the petition was presumptive invalid, having offered solely six days for compliance, which was lower than the 14 days stipulated beneath Guidelines 219 and 137 of the Illinois Supreme Court docket Guidelines.
Due to this fact, Henderson accused the previous Vice President of participating in an “improper fishing expedition a couple of overseas public officials utilizing the Illinois court docket’s subpoena energy.”