APC responds to petition against Tinubu over bullion vans


The All Progressive Congress (APC) has condemned the petition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on bullion vans linked to the former governor of Lagos and chairman of the party, Bola Tinubu on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.

While responding to the petition, the APC state chapter in Lagos dared those behind the accusation to come up with proof that any money had been stolen by Tinubu.

Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju submitted a petition to the anti-graft agency on Friday 25 October.to investigate the source of money allegedly transported to his residence in bullion vans.

In the petition, the group had said: “To the best of our knowledge, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a private citizen who ordinarily should not be seen with a convoy of Bullion Vans.

“The commission would recall that it was reported all over the news that Bullion Vans allegedly containing an undisclosed amount of cash were seen entering the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State on the eve of Nigeria’s presidential elections. Tinubu himself admitted to this fact while responding to questions by journalists.

“What are Bullion Vans doing in the house of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu?

“Who owns the content, believing to be cash in the Bullion Vans that were seen entering the house of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the eve of Nigerian presidential elections?

“Has the commission, based on its core mandates, investigated the source of the Bullion Vans?

In response to the petition, the spokesperson of the party, Abiodun Salami said, “Let them come up with the proof. The man is a private citizen and he has been out of government for the past 12 years. “If he has decided to spend his money on his party, how is that a problem? Let them come up with a proof that somebody’s money is missing”.


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