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Tinubu reveals source of wealth, accuses critics of envy
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, has once more revealed his sources of income.
In a BBC interview in London, Tinubu said that despite being the most scrutinized and accused former governor, no evidence had been uncovered against him.
According to the Daily Trust, Tinubu has been pressed by many Nigerians to explain the source of his enormous wealth. This has become a recurring theme in the campaigning for the 2023 election.
He claimed during the interview that his detractors were jealous of him since he had so many profitable assets.
Regarding the corruption charge, he remarked in response to the inquiry, “You had to know how to analyze and how to ask questions, not in the accusing fashion.
“Are they enemies of wealth, if they are not enemies of wealth, investments do yield. I have an example of Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in America and in the world. He started from stock buying. I inherited great real estate, I turned the values around.
“I am not denying my wealth, I was the most investigated, the most accused governor for eight years, up to 2007 and since I left the office, I am still there, I have not taken any government appointment.”
Speaking on the allegation that he was taking a certain share of the revenue being generated in Lagos State where he governed between 1999 and 2007, he said, “Hey excuse me, share what? Have they proven it? IMF has investigated the record in Lagos. What is wrong with them? It is envy.”