The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said Bola Tinubu’s affiliation with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will make it hard for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe him.
Naijaparry understands that Tinubu who is a chieftain of the ruling APC had on the eve of the 2019 Presidential elections conveyed cash into his home via a bullion van.
The convener of Concerned Nigerians Deji Adeyanju had on Friday submitted a petition to the EFCC to investigate Tinubu over the source of the money.
“To the best of our knowledge, Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a private citizen who ordinarily should not be seen with a convoy of Bullion Vans,” Adeyanju said.
“The commission would recall that it was reported all over the news that Bullion Vans allegedly containing an undisclosed amount of cash were seen entering the home of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State on the eve of Nigeria’s presidential elections. Tinubu himself admitted to this fact while responding to questions by journalists.
“What are Bullion Vans doing in the house of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu? “Who owns the content, believing to be cash in the Bullion Vans that were seen entering the house of Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the eve of Nigerian presidential elections?
“Has the commission, based on its core mandates, investigated the source of the Bullion Vans?
“We cannot as a nation have two separate rules for fighting corruption, one for those opposed to the ruling party and another for supporters of the government.”
However, in a statement by the AYCF, it told Nigerians not to expect the EFCC to probe the former Lagos State Governor.
“It’s an allegation and all Tinubu needs is to come forward and make clarifications and I just hope that the so called institution which is the EFCC would do the necessary thing by looking into the issue,” the AYCF said.
“There is nothing wrong if there is an allegation and somebody is petitioned and there is nothing wrong in Tinubu coming out to make clarifications, there is nothing extraordinary in this matter and I see nothing coming out from this petition especially coming from the quarter it’s coming from.
“Our position on this issue is that even if you are an APC member, nothing will come out of this issue but if you are an enemy, not part of them, then certainly something will come out of it.”