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Edo 2020: Your ‘bullion vans’ cannot buy Edo State, Ikimi tells Tinubu


A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tom Ikimi, has said that the ‘bullion vans’ of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, cannot buy the Edo State governorship election.

Ikimi made this known in reaction to a broadcast in which Tinubu urged the people of Edo State to reject Governor Godwin Obaseki who is contesting in the election.

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According to Ikimi, Tinubu didn’t have a lot of money before he became the governor in 1999.

The former minister who spoke at a mega rally of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Tuesday, beckoned on the APC chieftain to reveal his source of income to Nigerians.

Addressing a crowd, Ikimi said, “Bola Tinubu, tell me how much money you had in 1998/1999. Today, they say you are a billionaire. You carry money in trucks all over the place to disfigure democracy and you are preaching democracy.
“You carry money in bullion vans. Where are the bullion vans for Edo State? Have they arrived? Money cannot buy Edo State. Edo no be Lagos (sic).”

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Ikimi recalled how Tinubu stood against the second term ambition of former governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode, in 2019.

“Let me tell you, what happened in 2019, Ambode was to contest. Everybody begged Bola Tinubu; President Buhari begged Bola Tinubu but he pushed the man away. Was that democracy?” he asked.

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