The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has said it is not concerned whether the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has investments in any company in Nigeria.
The Director of Strategic Communication of the council, Dele Alake, said this during an Interview on Channels Television, on Sunday night, Naija news reports.
Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the source of Tinubu’s wealth and his investments have again come under public scrutiny.
Commenting on the matter, Alake said the campaign council was not bothered about the companies owned by Tinubu as long as it is not proved that the funds for the investments were stolen.
He said, “What is my business about the company that he owns in Nigeria? If tomorrow you become like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, why should I be bothering about the companies you own as long as it is not proved that you have taken the money of your state or whatever company you work for?
“It is not proven and you are not indicted in any court of law. Why should I now be bothering my head?
“It is an extraneous issue and, like I always say, pandering to the whims and caprices of those who are jealous and extremely envious and suffering from OCH, obsessive-compulsive hatred, of Asiwaju.”
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The former Lagos Commissioner for Information said Tinubu contributed to political organisation and causes before contesting the Lagos West Senatorial election in 1991.
He said Tinubu has been making and spending money over the years, hence wondering why people are querying his source of wealth.
He said: “Most Nigerians know that contesting elections in Nigeria is not a child’s play. Paupers don’t contest elections. How much more a senatorial election?
“He must be a man of some means. In fact, before then, he had been contributing to political organisations and causes before he took up the gauntlet and went into the senate. He was not a pauper.”
“What I know is that right from his days in the corporate world, he has been trading in stocks even in foreign currencies,”
“He has been buying stocks, bonds and all of that. I’m not a finance person. I’m not going to be interested in the nitty-gritty of it all.
“But I know he has been trading in stocks. He was buying stocks of blue chip companies and all of that. He was making money and spending money. He has been doing this all of these years before he got to office.
“Why people are querying his source of wealth is because he had been a successful governor of Lagos and a successful politician even after office.”
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