Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC presidential candidate, has accused media outlets of defaming him because of an alleged drug trafficking case that was allegedly handled in the United States.
Bayo Onanuga, the APC Presidential Campaign Council’s director of media and publicity, said in a statement on Saturday that the lawsuit would be litigated “sooner than later.”
He claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar and the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate Peter Obi had bribed news media to disseminate false information against Tinubu.
“All those people, including Arise TV, BusinessDay and Channels tv spreading fake news and assassinating the character of Asiwaju Tinubu will meet us in court sooner than later.
“You have all thrown professionalism and objectivity to Jabi Lake because you are playing the script of your master puppeteers, Atiku and Peter Obi. The height of your shenanigans today was the wide use of a fake INEC statement.”
Remember that some documents had been circulating the public claiming that Tinubu had been convicted of forfeiting money to the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in connection with alleged drug trafficking.
However, the documents did not prove or indicate that Tinubu had been tried or that he had linked with any drug trafficking organizations.
The documents also indicated that the case had been resolved roughly 30 years ago.
The article claims that because of the problem, the former governor of Lagos State lost $460,000 in one of the 10 accounts that were linked to him.
In addition, Tinubu’s campaign council director stated that the forfeiture was due to unpaid taxes on income going to the candidate of the ruling party.
Following Onanuga statement, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had denied investigating into a possible criminal case against Ahmed Tinubu, (APC Presidential Candidate)