The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the petition tendered to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, calling for an investigation into the finances of its National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
APC further challenged the petitioners to come up with proof that Tinubu engaged in financial impropriety.
The convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju had on Friday, October 25, submitted a petition to the EFCC to investigate Tinubu over the source of money allegedly conveyed in bullion vans to his residence during the 2019 Presidential election.
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?”
Adeyanju had further implored the EFCC to raise an inquest into the appearance of the bullion vans.
“We cannot as a nation have two separate rules for fighting corruption; one for those opposed to the ruling party and another for supporters of the government,” he had said.
However, the APC has reacted via its spokesperson in Lagos State, Abiodun Salami, who dismissed the petition.
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 proof that somebody’s money is missing.”