Keyamo calls a report alleging Tinubu’s involvement in drug trafficking a “sign of frustration.”

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Tinubu's involvement in drug trafficking

Tinubu’s involvement in drug trafficking a “sign of frustration.

Festus Keyamo, SAN, the spokesperson for the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, has stated that the document alleging that Bola Ahmed Tinubu was indicted in a drug trafficking and money laundering case in the United States is a sign of frustration on the part of the opposition.

Keyamo responded to the allegation on Wednesday via his verified Twitter account, saying those making the claims were chasing a lost battle.

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“Sign of frustration: They are seeking to wake a horse long dead and buried and for which a media house publicly apologised in 2016 when they tried to use the story”, he said.

On Tuesday, an old judgment document surfaced in the media, claiming that Tinubu was indicted for drug trafficking and money laundering by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Ghnewslive has learned that in July of this year, David Hundeyin made a similar allegation in an article titled “Bola Ahmed Tinubu: From Drug Lord to Presidential Candidate.” The same allegation was also made in the media near the end of the 2015 elections.

Meanwhile, Nigerians’ reactions to the allegation on social media have been mixed.

@’Fisayo Soyombo:

The ignominy that a Bola Tinubu presidency will land in Nigeria will be unprecedented.

Imagine being lost in Democracy or Independence Day celebrations, & a US court suddenly releases fresh evidence of your president’s past dealings.

@Ahmed Salami:

A document dated October 9th, 1993 is what a journalist in Nigeria tagged as a fresh “leaked document”. Don’tforget; no mainstream had posted this baseless paper because those who tried it before were begging for an out-of-court settlement.


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