Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he can do whatever he pleases with his money after the uproar generated by the bullion vans seen at his residence.
Just a day before the election, viral pictures on social media showed two bullion vans driving into Tinubu’s residence, as many people looked on — just outside the residence.
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 the 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 it’s because they are jobless.”
Weeks before the election, the former Lagos State governor was caught on tape telling supporters of the APC that they would be handsomely rewarded if they delivered their wards.
The police has yet to react to the presence of bullion vans at his home even as Nigerians took to social media to slate the Governor of the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, for colluding with the ruling APC.
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