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Presidential Candidate Alleges Tinubu's Involvement in Drug Trafficking

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Presidential Candidate Alleges Tinubu's Involvement in Drug Trafficking
Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has alleged that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has not challenged a United States court order calling for the forfeiture of $460,000 in connection with drug trafficking and money laundering. Obi highlighted this during his final address at the election tribunal and urged the panel to uphold the US court order. This development could have significant implications for the direction of the election tribunal.

In a surprising twist to the ongoing election tribunal, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has made allegations against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Obi claimed that Tinubu has failed to challenge a United States court order that demands the forfeiture of $460,000, which allegedly represents proceeds of narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

The Order, issued by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in Case No: 93C 4483, is based on the belief that the funds held in an account at First Heritage Bank, numbered 263226700 and registered under Tinubu's name, are connected to illicit activities. The court order also cites violations of the US Code Sections 1956 and 1957, which pertain to money laundering and financial transactions in violation of the law.

In his address to the election tribunal, Obi stressed the significance of the US court order, and he submitted it as Exhibit PA5. He highlighted that Tinubu and others had previously claimed ownership of the funds in the account through a 'Settlement Order of Claims to Funds held by Heritage Bank and Citibank.' However, Tinubu has not taken any steps to challenge the order of forfeiture issued by the US court.

Obi argued that this information is vital to the direction of the election tribunal and referenced Section 137 (1) (d) of the 1999 Constitution. He pointed out that if a person is under a sentence of death imposed by any court in Nigeria, or is sentenced to imprisonment or fined for offenses involving dishonesty, fraud, or any other criminal offense, they are not qualified for election to the office of President.

The implications of this revelation could be far-reaching. If Tinubu is found to be involved in drug trafficking and money laundering, it raises serious concerns about his integrity and fitness for public office. These allegations could impact the public's perception of Tinubu and his suitability for holding the position of President.

In a separate development, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has issued his final address at the presidential election petition tribunal. Atiku maintained that he won 21 States in the last presidential election, held on February 25. He also questioned the Independent National Electoral Commission's decision to declare Bola Tinubu the winner, despite not meeting the eligibility requirements.

The outcome of this ongoing election tribunal will undoubtedly shape the future of Nigerian politics. The allegations made against Tinubu highlight the importance of transparency, integrity, and accountability in the selection and election process of Nigerian leaders. As the tribunal progresses, it will be interesting to observe how this situation unfolds and whether it will impact the public's perception of Tinubu and his political ambitions.

Source of content: OOO News 2023-07-22 News

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