Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to a photographed movement of two bullion vans seen entering his home in Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday. The former governor of Lagos State refuted the allegation that the vans contained ballot papers, saying it contained money, which belongs to him, and not for any government agency.
After voting in Alausa on Saturday, Tinubu was asked about the vans, in relation to the ongoing elections, and he said: “Bullion vans? Are those ballot paper? Excuse me, is it my money or government money? I don’t work for government, I am not in [any] agency of government. Let anybody come out to say I have taken any contract from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last five years,” he said.
“They should prove it. I am on my own, and I am committed to my party. So, even if I have money to spend in my premises, what is your headache? Excuse me, if I don’t represent any agency of government and I have money to spend, if I have money, if I like, I give it to the people free of charge. As long as not to buy votes. So, who are those watching my house and looking at Bullion vans? They must be mischief makers, they report falsehood, their lies are numerous, and its because they are jobless.”