The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation has called out the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to the campaign organisation, Nigeria cannot have a president linked to a drug cartel.
This comes after it was established that Tinubu forfeited $460,000 said to be drug money to the US government, ThisDay reported.
In a statement, one of the PDP presidential campaign spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya, said, “Our campaign maintains that Nigeria as a nation cannot afford to allow an individual with the remotest link to a drug cartel near the presidential Villa.
“We insist that the mention of Tinubu’s name in a crime bordering on drugs and consequent upon which some monies were forfeited, raises a moral question and issues of serious national security threat.”
Furthermore, Ologbondiyan asked: “How, for instance, will our nation cope with a president who will be consistently harassed, intimidated and blackmailed by a drug cartel?
“It is also disturbing that Tinubu’s handlers are running around an ocean of excuses from where they have been fetching what they believe will convince Nigerians.
“We ask; what business was Tinubu running that such a whopping sum of $460,000 would be deducted as tax from his account?”
The PDP presidential campaign spokesman said that it was easily deducible that the $460,000 removed from the account represented the illicit fund that accrued from the drug.
He further stated, “That accounts for the reason why no other sum was removed from the account contrary to argument from Tinubu’s minders that the amount represented a tax.
“If indeed, like Tinubu’s handlers have said, Tinubu ‘took responsibility’ for drugs money, it goes without saying that he must also take responsibility for the consequences of that action.”