by Iyobosa Omoregie
Recently, many have questioned President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim to having obtained a doctorate degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Joining the fold is erstwhile Minister of petroleum and energy, Prof. Tamunoemi David-West, who says the president may not have the PhD he says he acquired.
While speaking in Asari Toru, Rivers state, at the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David-West said all the attempts to locate President Jonathan’s thesis proved futile.
He said: “Dakuku Peterside is God-fearing and without the fear of God, we cannot move forward, both at the state and federal level.”
“Another reason is that I have discovered Peterside’s thesis: Corporate Political Strategy, but I have asked and I stand here on my honour, I have asked people to look for the thesis of my brother Jonathan and they have not found it. I sent another person and said ‘If you have not found the thesis, go and look for the title’.”
“He came back to say, ‘Oga I no see am’. I am not saying that he lied but I want to see. I have been a professor since 1974. If you say you have Ph.D., the least I want from you is to give me the thesis, which university and where you got it.”
“My name is Tamuno, which means there is God. If you are lying, there is God o. I advise our brother to look for his shoes and leave. Why am I in love with APC? It is because its members are God-fearing. One of the problems with Nigeria is that there are so many politicians but few statesmen.”