Barely 24 hours after Bola Ahmed Tinubu spoke at Chatham House in the United Kingdom, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), revealed during an interview with BBC Focus On Africa, that he was the most investigated, the most accused governor in opposition for eight years up to 2007.
During an interview with BBC Focus on Africa, on Tuesday, Mr. Tinubu, who has developed a reputation for avoiding interviews, said he invested his resources and got good returns.
The former Governor of Lagos State likened himself to the United States billionaire, Warren Buffet.
Tinubu said he “inherited” real estate which contributed to his wealth.
“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 the world.
He started with stock buying and brokerage. 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 in opposition for eight years up to 2007.
Since I left office, I am still there, I have not taken a government appointment, no government contract,” he said.
When asked about allegations of getting “cuts” from Lagos State revenue, Tinubu claimed that the records of the state have been investigated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Have they proven it?
The World Bank (and) IMF have investigated the record in Lagos.
What is wrong with them? It is envy,” he stated.