Protesters have stormed the streets of Abuja demanding the arrest and prosecution of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu over the bullion vans in his residence on the eve of 2019 General elections.
There are speculations that the bullion vans conveyed cash to the Bourdillion Ikoyi residence of the former Lagos state Governor,
Reacting to the speculations in 2019 when the rumours began, Tinubu said the money belonged to him and not to the government contrary to public opinion.
The Cable quoted the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress saying;
“Excuse me, is it my money or government money? I don’t work for government, 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,” he said.
“They should prove it. I am on my own, and I am 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 I have money to spend, if I have money, if I like, I give it to the people free of charge. As long as not to buy votes.
“So, who are those watching my house and looking at Bullion vans? They must be mischief makers, they report falsehood, their lies are numerous, and its because they are jobless.”
However, these 2019 statements from the APC National leader did not deter protesters from going on the streets carrying placards as they called on security agencies to investigate Bola Tinubu.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards read, “When will Tinubu’s Bullion vans be investigated?”
Here are photos of the ongoing protest in Abuja