I Ran Closely-Contested Race Against Tinubu In Chicago State University – Another Classmate Testifies At US Court

A self-acclaimed classmate of President Bola Tinubu, Olajide Adeniji, has sworn to an oath that he knew the former Lagos Governor during his undergraduate days at the Chicago State University.

Adeniji’s testimony in a United States district court is following the on-going saga between Tinubu and the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar over his Chicago State University academic records.

Adeniji said that he knows and contested against Tinubu as President of Accounting Society Club at the

Department of Business Admin/Accounting in the same alma mater.

In the oath taken on September 23 at the Northern District of Illinois Court in Chicago, Adeniji swore to an affidavit that he was familiar with the same Tinubu who is the current president of Nigeria.

His affidavit read, “I, Olajide Adeniji, after having been first duly sworn upon oath, do hereby state that I am over 21 years of age, that I have personal knowledge of the facts stated herein, and could competently testify thereto if called upon to do so: I attended Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois from 1977 to 1979 when I graduated with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting in 1979.

I am familiar with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is now the President of Nigeria. I was a student at Chicago State University from 1977 to 1979 and Bola Tinubu and I were in the same course of study.

“I also ran in a closely-contested race against and Bola Tinubu for the Leadership of Accounting Society Club of the Department of Business Administration/Accounting.”

Adeniji’s testimony comes weeks after a public affairs analyst, Durojaiye Ogunsanya also claimed to be a coursemate to the Nigerian president.

Ogunsanya, who featured on TVC’s popular breakfast show ‘This Morning,’ testified that they both graduated from the Department of Accounting and Business Administration in 1979 at the same university.