Olisa Agbakoba Wants the Media, Nigerians to Shut Up Over Tinubu’s Certificate Scandal
Senior lawyer and former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN has lashed out on Nigerians over the debate on the Chicago State University certificate scandal of President Bola Tinubu.
The former NBA boss on Monday said that Nigerians do not have the right to debate the saga. Saying that those discussing the forgery saga were “heating up” the country, Agbakoba said that only the Supreme Court has the right to discuss and decide on the matter.
In a statement posted on his X handle, Agbakoba said:
“The cacophony of discordant voices on Tinubu/Atiku over the certificate matter is completely out of hand. This utter nonsense from armchair lawyers is heating up Nigeria dangerously.
“Please, can we keep our opinions and views to ourselves, awaiting a decision of the Supreme Court?
“I am so ashamed to see lawyers on television arguing one way or the other on the merits or demerits of the Chicago State University matter. This is most unhelpful!
“I call out all media that tolerate this nonsense of adjudicating the CSU matter on TV and newspapers.
“I urge the President of the Nigerian Bar Association to call out lawyers that breach rules of ethics by turning the media into a Court of Law.
“Can we please stop heating up our country!!! Let us allow the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make a judicial pronouncement which is binding on us all!!!! This public nonsense must stop.”