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News - News Updated: August 28, 2020

Petition Demanding Tinubu's Probe Gathers Over 16,000 Signatures

By Chukwuemeka Joseph
August 28, 2020
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A petition demanding the probe of former Lagos State Governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has gotten over 16,000 signatures as of Friday morning.

Started on Change.org by Reno Omokiri, an aid to former President Goodluck Jonathan, the petition is asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Tinubu for breaching the money laundry Act of 2011.

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“Dear citizens of Nigeria, let’s take our country back by signing this petition to compel the EFCC to investigate and prosecute Bola Tinubu for contravening the Money Laundering Act, by ferrying bullion vans into his house. Don’t say ‘na today’, or ‘leave matter’.

“We as Nigerians must stop confusing cynicism for wisdom. If we do not fight for our country, who will? George Floyd’s death sparked a revolution in America and we joined. We did not say ‘na today’, or ‘leave matter’. You and I can make a difference with this petition. #EFCCMustInvestigateTinubu,” Omokiri wrote.

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Tinubu was accused of having bullion vans ferry alleged large sums of money into his house on the eve of the 2019 Presidential election’.

Responding to question on the bullion van, Tinubu said he was free to give anyone money since he was holding no government position.

“Is it my money or government money? I don’t work for the government. I am not in an agency of government and let anybody come out and say I have taken any contract from the government of President Mohammed Buhari, APC in the last five years.

“They should prove it. I am on my own and I’m committed to my party. So, even if I have money to spend on my premises, what is your headache? Excuse me, if I don’t represent any agency of government and if I have money to spend…., if I have money, if I like I give it to the people free of charge, as long as is not to buy votes…..who are those watching my house looking for bullion vans? They must be mischief-makers,” He said.

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Chukwuemeka Joseph

Joseph Chukwuemeka Ayo is a journalist, who has a great interest in investigative reporting. He i...

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