The recent release of the Certified True Copy of order of criminal forfeiture against the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the United States may Scuttle his bid to be president of Nigeria come 2023.
A press release by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on 11th of November 2022, disclosed that the electoral empire is presently liaising with the Northern Illinois District Court.
According to INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye Esq., the Commission is deeply into the case.
“Our attention has been drawn to the recently released certified true copy of an order of criminal forfeiture granted against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress by the United States Court of Northern Illinois District dated 23rd July 1993.
“The order borders on issues of criminal forfeiture of funds linked to narcotics smuggling conspiracy and money laundering.
“We are currently liaising with the Northern Illinois District Court in order to establish more facts about the case before taking a decision.
“We are also studying the judgement in order to determine whether offences which contradict the INEC guidelines and electoral Act 2022, has been committed.
“We endeavor to expedite the process and shall communicate the results of our findings together with our decision to the general public within ten working dates from today’s date”, the statement added.
Sequel to the above date, Nigerians especially leaders and members of the APC, would know whether Tinubu would be eligible to contest the presidential election.
It would be recall that Court documents released by the United States District Court have shown that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was culpable in drug trafficking and money laundering charge instituted against him in 1993.