Greenspan filed the emergency request after Tinubu deployed lawyers to fight against the release, saying it would violate his privacy, among other statutory rights.
The presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi have been mocked by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga.
He mocked the duo after a court in the US ordered the FBI not to release documuents about President Bola Tinubu.
Referring to Atiku and Obi, Onanuga said the conspirators have failed again.
Posting on X, Onanuga wrote: “Aaron Greenspan, the American agent and contractor of Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and David Hundeyin loses bid to stampede the Washington D.C court to order the release of President Tinubu’s FBI record. The conspirators have failed once again.”
The US District Court of Columbia had declined a request to force the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA; Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI; and Internal Revenue Service, IRS, to release information on Tinubu.
One Aaron Greenspan had filed the emergency motion seeking to compel the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (“EOUSA”), the Department of State, FBI, Internal Revenue Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the CIA to immediately release the documents following the Nigerian Supreme Court’s hearing of Atiku and Obi’s appeals.
He pleaded for a quick release of the documents because they needed to be presented at the Supreme Court.
Greenspan told the court that the Supreme Court deliberately moved the hearing of the appeals by Atiku and Obi to October 23 to render his suit before the US court nugatory.
He had asked that the documents on Tinubu be released to him latest October 31.
Ruling on the appeal, Judge Beryl A. Howell declined Greenspan’s request on the grounds that he failed to satisfy the relevant conditions for the grant of such a prayer contained in a motion for emergency hearing, which he filed on Monday.