The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will respond to a corruption petition filed against him on Change.org, his media adviser said Thursday.
Tunde Rahman stated this when our correspondent reached out to him for comments on the petition that received over 5,000 signatures within one hour.
Rahman said Tinubu’s camp was yet to see the petition, but promised to respond appropriately after reading the details.
“I haven’t seen it,” he said, adding that, “I have to get a copy of the petition to speak on it.”
The petition titled “Calling for the EFCC to investigate Bola Tinubu for contravening the Money Laundering Act” was filed on Change.org by former presidential aide, Reno Omokri.
The former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan and those who signed the petition are using the global petition website to ask the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the former Lagos State governor for alleged money laundering.
Omokri had accused Tinubu of contravening the Money Laundering Act of Nigeria, “by ferrying bullion vans into his house” on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.
He wrote in the petition: “Calling for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Bola Tinubu for contravening the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2011, by having bullion vans ferry alleged large sums of money into his house on the eve of the 2019 Presidential election.
“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.”
Source: The whistler.ng