Chicago State University’s Registrar, Caleb Westberg, testified under oath to confirm that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu did attended and graduated from the institution in 1979.
Westberg also acknowledged that the admission letter issued to Tinubu clearly identified him as a male and indicated his attendance at the school between 1977 and 1979.
These statements were made during a deposition in the office of Angela Liu, legal counsel to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Chicago, United States on Tuesday, October 3.
Westberg stated that the university frequently received inquiries from individuals seeking to verify Tinubu’s attendance, but they did not notify him of these requests.
According to him, the Bola A. Tinubu who attended CSU was the same person who currently serves as Nigeria’s President.
The university held diplomas for students who did not collect them, including one for Mr. Enahoro-Ebah, as Tinubu had not picked up his diploma.
When asked about the former Lagos State Govnor’s gender during enrollment, Westberg reiterated that Tinubu applied to the university as a male, and his letter of admission was issued accordingly.
Westberg deposed: “There were materials in Mr. Tinubu’s records that show he was a male in the application to CSU. Mr Tinubu identified himself as a male. His letter of admission identified him as a male. It says: ‘Dear Mr. Tinubu.
“We believe Bola Tinubu who attended CSU is the same person who is the president of Nigeria today. Tinubu is an unusual name in the US. He matched the records in the file against the information provided by the student or on behalf of the student.
”We believe Bola Tinubu who attended CSU is the same person who is the president of Nigeria today. The university only has diplomas that students didn’t pick up in its possession.
“I have the diploma that was made available to Mr. Enahoro-Ebah in our possession because Mr. Tinubu did not pick it up. I do not have the Diploma that was submitted to INEC in our possession because he had picked it.”