In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, September, 2020

Your ‘Bullion Vans’ Can not Purchase Edo, Ikimi Blast Tinubu

Your ‘Bullion Vans’ Cannot Buy Edo, Ikimi Blast Tinubu


Bola Tinubu

Tom Ikimi, a former Minister of Overseas Affairs, has informed Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, that his cash-laden ‘bullion vans’ can’t purchase the governorship election of Edo State which comes up on Saturday.

Ikimi stated this on the mega rally of the Peoples Democratic Get together in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Tuesday.

The previous minister stated this whereas reacting to a video by which Tinubu accused Obaseki of not being a democrat and requested the folks of the state to reject him on the polls.

Responding to the video, nevertheless, Ikimi, who was as soon as a chieftain of the APC, stated Tinubu didn’t have some huge cash in 1999 when Tinubu first turned governor of Lagos State.

He, due to this fact, requested Tinubu to disclose his supply of revenue to Nigerians.

The previous minister, whereas making reference to the bullion vans noticed on Tinubu’s premises in the course of the run-up to the 2019 normal elections, stated the Edo State election wouldn’t be purchased and warned Tinubu to avoid the state.

Ikimi stated the video put out by Tinubu was proof that the election was not between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Reasonably, the election was between Obaseki on the one hand and Tinubu and ex-Governor, Adams Oshiomhole however.

Addressing a crowd, Ikimi stated, “Bola Tinubu, inform me how a lot cash you had in 1998/1999. As we speak, they are saying you’re a billionaire. You carry cash in vans in all places to disfigure democracy and you might be preaching democracy.

“You carry cash in bullion vans. The place are the bullion vans for Edo State? Have they arrived? Cash can’t purchase Edo State. Edo no be Lagos (sic).”

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Ikimi stated in the course of the APC major in Lagos State in 2018, then Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, was liked by many however Tinubu denied him the celebration ticket.

The previous minister stated regardless of entreaties from  President Muhammadu Buhari and several other celebration leaders and governors, Tinubu refused to hear.

“Let me inform you, what occurred in 2019, Ambode was to contest. Everyone begged Bola Tinubu; President Buhari begged Bola Tinubu however he pushed the person away. Was that democracy?” he requested.

He known as on the folks of Edo State to vote for Obaseki on Saturday in order that the folks of Esan would produce the following governor after Obaseki could have accomplished his 4 years in 2024.

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