2023 Election: INEC Reacts to Alleged Drug Case Against Tinubu in USA

2023 Election: INEC Reacts to Alleged Drug Case Against Tinubu in USA

  • Reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is investigating the US drug case against Bola Tinubu has been debunked
  • The commission said that a press statement on the matter which was attributed to it did not emanate from INEC
  • According to the electoral body, the purported press statement is misleading and should be disregarded by the public

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, November 12, reacted to reports that the commission is currently investigating an alleged drug case against the 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

A statement released by the commission and seen by Legit.ng urged Nigerians to be wary of a purported claim that INEC was liaising with the government of the United States of America to investigate the allegations against Tinubu.

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INEC has debunked claim that the commission is investigating drug allegations against Bola Tinubu in the US. Photo: Bola Tinubu
Source: UGC

The commission noted that the said press statement viral press statement did not emanate from INEC neither is the electoral body investigating the drug allegations against Tinubu.

The statement read in parts:

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"A press release purported to have been issued by the commission has been trending online since yesterday Friday 11th November 2022.
"It claims that the commission has commenced investigation into a case of criminal forfeiture against one of the Presidential candidates in the forthcoming general election and is liaising with a court in the United States of America in pursuit of same to determine a possible violation of our guidelines or the Electoral Act 2022.
"We wish to state categorically that the said press release did not emanate from the commission nor is it pursuing the purported course of action. It is the handiwork of mischief makers and utterly fake."

Describing the purported press statement as fake, INEC urged Nigerians to always visit their website and official social media platforms for information.

It added:

"The public is advised to ignore the press release."

'He's not a greedy person who is out to accumulate wealth,' Top APC chieftain eulogises Tinubu

Bola Tinubu had earlier been described as someone who is not interested in looting Nigeria's public funds if elected as president in 2023.

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara state said that Tinubu has acquired wealth in his life and that public funds would mean nothing to him.

Yusuf Idris noted that the former Lagos state governor will do well by continuing to deliver on the leadership attributes shown to Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari.

For 3rd time in a row, Shettima represents Tinubu at fresh event organised for presidential candidates

Tinubu was represented at an event organised by all the 2023 presidential candidates of different political parties.

The APC's flag bearer was represented at the Voice of Woman Empowerment Foundation's event in Abuja by his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

Other presidential candidates, including Peter Obi, Hamza Al-Mustapha and Adewole Adebayo among many others were present at the event.

Source: Legit.ng

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