By Mike Odiakose
Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization after a review of issues arising from the linking of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to a drug cartel and surmised that the forfeiture of $460,000 by Tinubu to the authorities of the United States of America establishes a connection to drug money.
Campaign Organisation maintained that our nation can not afford allowing a candidate with the remotest link to a drug cartel near the Presidential Villa.
In a statement by Spokesman of the Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, they insisted that the mention of Tinubu’s name in a crime bordering on drugs and consequent upon which some monies were forfeited raises a moral question and issues of security threat.
“How for instance will the nation cope with a President who will consistently be blackmailed by a drug cartel?
“Itt is also disturbing that Asiwaju minders are running around an ocean of excuses from where they have been fetching what they believe will convince Nigerians.
“It is deductible that the $460,000 removed from the account represented the illicit fund that accrued from the drug.
“That accounts for the reason why no other sum was removed from the account contrary to argument from Tinubu’s minders that the amount represented a tax.
“But if indeed, like his minders have said, Tinubu “took responsibility” for drugs money, it goes without saying that he must also take responsibility for the consequences of that action.”