A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Ayodele Adewale, has claimed that the two bullion vans seen driving into the residence of the APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, on the eve of the 2019 presidential election “missed their address”.
Speaking with Arise TV on Thursday, Mr Adewale, who is the state organizing secretary of the party, said nobody invited the bullion vans, into Mr Tinubu’s residence.
He said: “On the second question of whether there is a bullion van or not, I think that matter has been put to rest. There was no money in the bullion vans. The bullion vans must have missed their address to
have come there.”
Recall that the former Lagos governor had acknowledged that the bullion vans contained money and not ballot papers as claimed by his critics.
While addressing reporters after casting his vote, Mr Tinubu said he was at liberty to bring money to his house, stressing that it wasn’t government money.
“Bullion vans? Are those ballot papers? “Excuse me, is it my money or government money? I don’t work for government,” Mr Tinubu had stated.
“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?” Mr Tinubu had said.
But when reminded of the APC candidate admission of parking bullion vans at his residence, Mr Adewale insisted that Mr Tinubu was merely joking when he made the statement.