A U.S. court has approved Tinubu’s request to submit the Nigerian tribunal judgment and other related exhibits in the Atiku records case.

In a significant development, a U.S. federal court has approved President Bola Tinubu’s request to utilize documents from the recent Nigerian tribunal judgment, which took place last Wednesday. This decision aims to prevent his main opponent in the February elections, Atiku Abubakar, from accessing Tinubu’s records at Chicago State University (CSU).

Court filings obtained by Peoples Gazette showed that Judge Jeffrey Gilbert on Tuesday okayed Mr Tinubu’s request to tender the tribunal ruling that upheld his election victory as exhibits to defend his cause at the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago.

“Intervenor Bola A. Tinubu’s Motion for Leave to File Sur-Response [27] is granted,” reads the document released Tuesday ahead of the in-court hearing of the matter later today. “Intervenor shall file the sur-response and exhibits attached as ECF Nos. 27-1 and 27-2 as separate CM/ECF docket entries.”

Mr Gilbert further moved up the time of the hearing from 2:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., per the court filing seen by The Gazette.

“At the request of all counsel, the hearing set for 9/12/23 is reset to 1:30 p.m. This is a change in time only. Out of town council may appear at the hearing by using the following number.”

The time change would presumably allow all parties to argue and tender all required exhibits.

Mr Abubakar seeks to clarify discrepancies regarding Mr Tinubu’s background, from the real name under which he entered the U.S. to his age, gender, and admission and graduation.

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