The Chicago State University (CSU) has affirmed the validity of the diploma certificate presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by President Bola Tinubu.
CSU, in an affidavit it presented to the court in Chicago, said: ” Chicago State University provided a Diploma to Bola Ahmed Tinubu and subsequently provided a certified copy of that Diploma. Both are valid and authentic Diplomas of the Chicago State University.”
See photos of the affidavit.
Why There Are Differences
According to the affidavit, there are certain differences between the diploma certificate and the certified true copy because all diplomas are signed by the current president/board chair.
There are also differences in the font and seal of the diploma versus the certified copy because the University updated its font and seal after the diploma was issued, the institution clarified.
On the difference in dates, the CSU argued that they were due to human error. The institution explained that the graduation date on the certified true copy is typed in manually by a person and can be inaccurate.
The document also added that institutions of higher learning in the United States often consider the diploma to be a ceremonial document.
Conclusively, the CSU in the affidavit deposed by its Registrar, Caleb Westberg noted that its records verify that Bola Ahmed Tinubu graduated and was awarded a degree by the institution.