Nigerians have continued to attack President Bola Tinubu after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar visited his primary school in Jada, Adamawa State.
In the months leading up to the general election of 2023, concerns were raised regarding President Tinubu’s academic record, which prompted the former vice president to visit his alma mater.
Remember that allegations surfaced during the run-up to the 2023 presidential election indicating that President Bola Tinubu’s purportedly attended primary school was a fabrication?
In January, a human rights organization operating under the auspices of the Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Social Right Advancement and Development Initiative informed Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of a Federal High Court in Abuja that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, had never attended the St. Paul Aroloya Primary School in Lagos as he had claimed.
Still, Nigerians have persisted in pressuring President Bola Tinubu to visit the primary school attended by Atiku Abubakar in order to trample on his legacy.
Right-wing activist Aisha Yesufu challenged Tinubu’s Special Advisor on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, to persuade the president to visit his alma mater and to replicate Atiku’s visit.
“Where’s that SSA @aonanuga1956’s mentally abducted afterthought?Make it a priority to convince Chief Tinubu, or whoever he chooses to call himself these days, to attend his alma mater as well. “My spouse attended his secondary school reunion over the weekend, incidentally,” she wrote.
Journalist Rufai Oseni of Arise TV issued a challenge to all candidates who ran in the most recent election.
“Part 2 of the Ice Bucket Challenge.”I believe that all candidates in the recent election should accept this challenge!” Rufai penned a letter.
Also challenging the president to visit his primary school, @kalgo_idris, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, said he would mobilize people to join the ruling party if the present could recreate Atiku’s visit to his alma mater.
“I dare @officialABAT to show me a picture of his primary schoolmate(s).” If he @officialABAT does this, I will stop supporting @atiku. I’m going to leave @OfficialPDPNig alone. My millions of followers and I will migrate to @OfficialAPCNg. “Here’s @atiku and his primary school classmates,” he wrote.
“Atiku took a stroll in the primary school he attended, amidst cheers from the pupils,” wrote @firstladyship, a strong supporter of Peter Obi’s presidential ambition. Waziri threw down the challenge. It is now up to Bola Tinubu to pay a visit to the primary school he attended. Everything revolves around optics. I urge BAT PR Machine’s executives to make this happen!”
@UkomahM also challenged President Tinubu to pay a visit to his alma mater, as Peter Obi and Atiku did.
“So Atiku paid a visit to his alma mater, Jada Central Primary School.” Peter Obi did the same thing a few weeks ago. Tinubu, can you show us yours? Why can’t every school on the planet boast that their old boy has been elected president of the world’s most populous black nation?!” He put pen to paper.
@StubbornDon1 of his party wondered when President Tinubu would pay a visit to his alma mater.
“When is @officialABAT going to visit his alma mater?” @atiku made a daring visit to Jada Central Primary School in Adamawa State, where he presented scholarships and awards to deserving students. Nigeria’s shame is embarrassing everyone. Insha Allah, @inecnigeria, your minds will not touch the ground!” He put pen to paper.
In addition, speaking about the visit, Abdul-Aziz Na’ibi Abubakar implied that supporters of President Tinubu were upset because Atiku visited his primary school.