The Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has launched legal actions to disqualify Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, due to his conviction and sentence for drug trafficking by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States.
PDP was quickly rebuffed by APC PCC, who claimed that the party lacked creativity and was also a clone.
However, the PDP’s action is a response to the APC, which on January 20 petitioned the courts to have Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP disqualified from the presidential election due to what it referred to as the “#Atiku-Gate” and “Special Purpose Vehicle, SPV,” scandal.
The PDP argued yesterday that Tinubu was ineligible to run in any election because he had been found guilty of a crime by a court with authority in the United States of America.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the Campaign’s spokesperson, made this statement during a press conference yesterday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan claimed that Tinubu’s nomination was invalid because of a Chicago court’s ruling that caused him to forfeit $460,000 in money that was from the sale and distribution of drugs.
“Nigerians are not unaware of the criminal matter involving the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in regards to his criminal conviction and sentencing by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United States over a criminal case of drug trafficking, for which Tinubu forfeited the sum of $460,000 to the state,” he said.
‘That the funds in the amount of $460,000 in account 263226700 held by First Heritage Bank in the name of Bola Tinubu represent proceeds of narcotics trafficking or were involved in financial transactions in violation of 18 U.S.C. S1956 and 1957 and that these funds are forfeited to the United States pursuant to 21 U.S.C. S881(a)(6) and 18 U.S.C. S981’, the United States court in sentencing As