NATIONAL Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Saturday responded to claims that he had bullion vans driven into his house, at Bourdillon, in an attempt to allegedly rig the on-going presidential and National Assembly elections.
He described the accusers as ‘mischief makers’.
Tinubu had visited Unit 047 Ward 3 Polling Unit, Ikeja Local Government in Lagos to exercise his voting rights, where he responded to the allegation.
At the PU, President Muhammed Buhari got 121 votes while Alh. Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had 053.
However, the former Lagos State governor queried if the bullion vans were ballot papers or government money, stressing that since the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, he never benefitted a contract from the current administration.
Nigerians had reacted to the statement, questioning if the party chieftain’s house had turned to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
But Tinubu reacted: “Are those ballot papers?” referring to the vans, “Where I’m I voting”, he asked.
The APC chieftain further boasted that he has the right to give the public money as long as it is not intended to influence their voting decision.
“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 in 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 applauded the nation’s current democratic process with optimism that Nigeria would get things right.
Meanwhile, the major opposition party, PDP reportedly won at the ward of Lagos State APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Though, he denied knowledge of this.
At the Femi Okunnu Polling Unit, Ikoyi, Atiku reportedly scored 52 votes while Buhari had 48 votes.
“I am not aware of my polling booth result yet, I think you should find that out as media people.”