Bullion Vans In Tinubu’s Home Missed Their Way, Says APC

Bullion Vans In Tinubu’s Home Missed Their Way, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has offered a fresh explanation to the controversy surrounding the presence of two bullion vans spotted in the Bourdillon, Ikoyi premises of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on February 22, 2019, the eve of that year’s Presidential Elections.

APC, on Thursday, through Ayodele Adewale, it’s Organising Secretary said the two Bullion Vans actually missed their way and ended up in Asiwaju Tinubu’s home on that day, being the eve to Nigeria’s Presidential Election.

As the acclaimed National Leader of APC then,  Tinubu’s critics had insinuated possible use of the large sum of money to influence the 2019 Presidential Election in which the APC candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari was eventually announced reelected.

 Until this latest explanation, Tinubu had also been dismissing the unending allegations around the Bullion Vans money episode.

He was for example quoted once as retorting to probing questions thus:

“Bullion vans? Are those ballot papers? “Excuse me, is it my money or government money? I don’t work for 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. They should prove it. I am on my own, and I am committed to my party. So, even if I have money to spend on my premises. What is your headache?”

In the fresh explanation on Thursday, however, Ayodele Adewale dismissed Tinubu’s earlier comments on the matter as “mere jokes.”

He said the true position is that the Bullion Vans actually missed their ways into the home of the former Governor of Lagos State.

Speaking on Thursday as a guest of The Morning Show, a breakfast programme on Arise Television, Adewale said: “That bullion van missed its way there, and it was not invited by Asiwaju or anybody. That comment was made jokingly. Reporters met with him, I was there, I was standing not too far and there were a lot of accusations. You know Asiwaju very well. He loves cracking jokes and crack people up most times. And he made that statement. Not that he owns it.

“We’ve seen delivery vans missing road, we’ve seen high equipment vans missing road, we’ve seen heavy military equipment – there was one that missed the road into Nigeria once – in fact the Nigerian government had to seize that armoured tank and all of that. People commit a lot of human error. And it was human error by the people,” he said.

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