President Bola Tinubu has pleaded before a United States judge to save him from suffering severe and irreparable damage by placing an emergency hold on a recent order for his university records to be released.
Mr Tinubu said the damage he would suffer would be impossible to mitigate if the September 16 order directing the release of his academic records to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is not delayed for possible vacation.
“Severe and irreparable harm will be done to Bola Tinubu if the records are released,” Mr Tinubu’s lawyer argued at an emergency appeal before Judge Nancy Maldonado of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago.
If the records are released, harm will be done and cannot be taken back to the bottle, Mr Tinubu’s lawyer added during the court hearing that began at 3:00 p.m. via telephone conference.
Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that Chicago State University was ordered to release the documents to Mr Abubakar on today. The ongoing hearing seeks to stay the order before it goes into effect in about an hour.