The Special Adviser to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, has accused the trio of Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and journalist David Hundeyin of working with an American, Aaron Greenspan, to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to release files on the President quickly.
Recall that Tinubu had taken steps to stop the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),and other United States services from releasing documents relating to him.
Tinubu’s lawyers in the US had filed motions to appear in an ongoing freedom of information action brought against the FBI and CIA, where records that may help answer questions about Bola A. Tinubu’s real identity and decades-long endeavors are domiciled.
Christopher Carmichael, one of the lawyers who represented Tinubu in the recent Chicago State University (CSU) records case, filed the motion, dated October 18, 2023, stating that he was a lawyer in good standing to appear in the FOIA lawsuit underway in Washington D.C.
In a post on his X handle on Saturday, Onanuga claimed that Atiku, Obi, and Hundeyin contracted Greenspan to file court documents to pressure the FBI to release files on Tinubu before their scheduled release date.
The presidential aide also claimed that Peter Obi forwarded to Greenspan the Supreme Court notice of hearing for the appeal that will begin on Monday, 23 October.
Onanuga wrote: “The Obidients and Atiku Abubakar’s followers have begun another round of propaganda and campaign of falsehood over the move Friday by Atiku-Obi and David Hundeyin’s contractor Aaron Greenspan, to stampede the Washington DC court to change its earlier order on FBI to release documents on President Bola Tinubu’s forfeiture case of 1993.
“Atiku had wasted tons of dollars hiring Angela Liu to check President Tinubu’s record at Chicago State University. What he got in the main was a confirmation that President Tinubu attended the school, passed out with flying colours, and did not forge any certificate.
“The February 2023 election losers Peter Obi and Atiku are now attempting to cling onto another straw, hoping for magic at the Supreme Court.
“On Thursday, Peter Obi forwarded to Greenspan the Supreme Court notice of hearing for the appeal that will begin on Monday 23 October.
“We do not know the brief Obi gave Greenspan, but Greenspan rushed to the District Court in the US capital, with an emergency motion asking the court to compel the FBI produce documents on our President immediately. The FBI had earlier agreed to produce the documents at the end of October.
“His motion may be heard on Monday 23 October, if all parties agree.
“To support his motion, the American made some allegations against the judiciary in Nigeria, as fed by Hundeyin, Obi and Atiku. He claimed the Supreme Court hearing date which he labelled as sudden, was intended to front-run the release of the FBI documents. To him, the FBI documents are relevant to the case in Nigeria.
“After reading Greenspan’s motion, one is left with the impression that the guy is very ignorant of our laws and our democracy and he is nothing but an interloper, in a matter clearly outside US jurisdiction.
Atiku, Obi and Hundeyin who are his cheerleaders have clearly misled this guy, whose account was suspended by X in June, along with that of his Plainsite.
“To the Obidients, the easily excitable Hundeyin and Atiku followers, I will just implore you to wait until the DC District Court decides on the matter, rather than rushing to the social media space with wild conjectures and extrajudicial trial of Nigeria’s elected President.
“Mr Greenspan, who is your collaborator in the latest fishing expedition is not so excitable. On his Plainsite-org, he already posted a reply by IRS that it has no FOIA records on President Tinubu’s 1993 civil case.
“Just like the Chicago case, this one too in DC will lead to nothing.”