Bola Ahmed Tinubu the presidential running mate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally disclosed his source of income, stating that he possessed large amounts of real estate in Lagos.
In an interview with BBC Africa Tuesday, December 6, 2022, recorded by our journalist, Bola Tinubu said.
The former governor of Lagos state claimed to be the sole competent contender for the presidency of the nation in 2023 and added that none of the leading candidates had the qualifications to challenge him in the next elections.
He stated: “Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar are not competent. They are not as competent as any other person out there. They’ve no track record; none of them are qualified except me.”
He expressed confidence that the elections would be fair and free the next year.
“Things are going very well. I’m very, very confident that this election will be free and fair. I’m the frontrunner and that’s why I’m getting many arrows.
“My top priorities are security, and economic recovery to get accelerated development to get Nigerians employed and get inflation down. You know, monetary policy needs to be changed. Subsidy needs to be decided upon and then removed.
“Insecurity in Nigeria is actually reduced and I will defend him (Buhari) for that. Then, 17 local and about 4 states where we had flags of foreign jihadists in Nigeria. That’s no more, that’s long gone.
“To start chaos is easy, to bring normalcy and redecorate is more difficult. Here we are, Buhari has degraded but not completely eliminated ISWAP. We need mass recruitment of individuals in a volunteer army to really clean up.
“I’m different. I am Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I have governed Lagos. I built a modern state that could be a country on its own. I’ve led an administration that’s so prudent from N600 million internally generated revenue to N5 billion a month.
“That’s a record, nobody else can brag about that. I’ve treated and tamed the Atlantic Ocean surge in Nigeria that would have perished so many people in Lagos. The infrastructural renewal of Lagos is excellent. I have continuity in Lagos. Buhari has done his best, he’s my leader in the party.’’
Speaking on his source of wealth, he said: “I have an example of Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, he started from stock buying and brokerages. I inherited great real estate. I turned the values around. I’m not denying my wealth.
“I was the most investigated, the most accused Governor in opposition up to, you know, for eight years, and up till 2007, and since I’ve left the office. I’m still there, I’ve not taken any government appointments. No government contracts.
“I’m not getting any share of the revenue from Lagos. The World Bank and IMF have investigated the record in Lagos.”
Watch the interview below:
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