By Akin Ojumu Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not a stranger to Nigerians. The man with the Graves Disease eyes has been around a long time. BAT is a vector of deadly viral disease of pandemic proportions. He is a parasite that takes over everything his hand touches. The following is just a sample of what Bola Tinubu, allegedly, did to Lagos State: Number 4, Oyinkan Abayomi (Formerly Queens) Drive, Ikoyi – Valued at N450 Million A 5-bedroom detached house on one acre of land was Lagos State Governor’s guest house since 1979 Certificate of occupancy was signed and released to Tinubu by Fashola in 2007 26 Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi – Valued at N600 Million Originally claimed to be by Oando Plc Guest House, it was later acquired by Tinubu from Oando Lagos State Government paid to rebuild and renovate, it then purchased it from Tinubu for an undisclosed sum. Subsequently, the State handed the property back to Tinubu under the Pension Bill he signed into law shortly before Tinubu left office in 2
“Weep for Your Children, O Daughter of Nigeria” By Akin Ojumu Having redefined corruption and concluded that it isn’t necessarily thievery, the onijibiti in government go to town. Like scavenging vultures swooping on a rotting carcass, the predators pick apart the national cake until there’s nothing left but bare bones. They amass onto themselves an unthinkable amount of wealth from the nation’s coffers with which they live in such opulence that ordinary Nigerians cannot conceive even in their dreams. The barawo go on to stump around the country flaunting their ill-gotten wealth in the face of hapless Nigerians who, discarding self-respect and sinking to grotesque obsequiousness, grovel and cower before the onye oshi . As they are chauffeured along in a convoy of exotic bulletproof automobiles, the shouts of “ Baba ke , you are too much, go on so ohun , ma jaiye ori e ajepe ,” trail them like siren. Then, with the money siphoned from the national purse, the plunderers of the nation’s
In 1993, Bola Tinubu was a defendant in a case in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE Number 1:93-cv-04483. The case involved drug related seizure of property. Bola Tinubu entered a settlement with the United States government. The presiding judge, Hon. John A. Nordberg, ordered that funds in the amount of $460,000 in account 263226700 held by First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu be forfeited to the United States pursuant to 21 USC 881(a)(6) and 18 USC 981. Every Nigerian must ask himself the question, “Is this the man we want as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria?” A man involved in a drug trafficking case, forced into settlement, and ordered to forfeit nearly half a million dollars in 1993 which is worth an equivalent of $1 million today. The destiny of Nigeria is at stake in this election. Choose wisely.