Tinubu Reveals Source of His Wealth, Makes Strong Accusation against Critics

Tinubu Reveals Source of His Wealth, Makes Strong Accusation against Critics

  • APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said he has many investments that have yielded profits
  • The former governor of Lagos state said this in a BBC Africa interview while answering a question about the source of his wealth
  • Tinubu also took a swipe at those criticising him over his accumulation of wealth, saying they were driven by envy

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate for the 2023 general election, has again explained the source of his wealth.

In an interview with BBC Africa, Tinubu said he was the most investigated and most accused former governor, yet nothing has been found on him.

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APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu explains his source of wealth in a BBC Africa interview. Photo credit: @officialABAT
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The former Lagos state governor explained that he had many investments that yielded profits, saying those criticising him were driven by envy.

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Responding to the question on the corruption allegation, he said:

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“You got to know how to analyse and how to ask questions, not in the accusatory format.
“Are they enemies of wealth, if they are not enemies of wealth, investments do yield. I have an example of Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in America and in the world. He started from stock buying. I inherited great real estate, I turned the values around.
“I am not denying my wealth, I was the most investigated, the most accused governor for eight years, up to 2007 and since I left the office, I am still there, I have not taken any government appointment.”

No proof that I'm taking share from Lagos revenue, says Tinubu

Asked to respond to the allegation that he was taking a certain share of the revenue being generated in Lagos State, where he governed between 1999 and 2007, he retorted:

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“Hey excuse me, share what? Have they proven it? IMF has investigated the record in Lagos. What is wrong with them? It is envy.”

2023 presidency: Suit challenging Tinubu's candidacy dismissed

In another report, a case challenging the candidacy of Tinubu was on Wednesday, December 7, dismissed by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

In a statement made available to Legit.ng, the APC Presidential Campaign Council's director, Bayo Onanuga, noted that this is the fourth case to be dismissed by the courts in recent weeks.

In the latest case with suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/854/2022, Justice Fadima Aminu Muritala described the plaintiff, Elder Ngozika Ihuoma as a “meddlesome interloper having no locus standi to institute the suit”.

Source: Legit.ng

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