Nigeria’s electoral umpire has denied investigating the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for alleged drug indictment in the US. A fake letter had surfaced online, with some few media organizations reporting the same.
But, in a disclaimer, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the letter did not emanate from it.
The INEC clarified the claim it was “liaising with a Court in the United States of America” on Tinubu’s 1993 alleged drug case was untrue.
“We wish to state categorically that the said Press Release did not emanate from the Commission nor is it pursuing the purported course of action. It is the handiwork of mischief makers and utterly fake.
“Press Releases from the Commission are uploaded to the INEC Press Corps platform and simultaneously disseminated through our website and official social media handles.
“The public is advised to ignore the press release,” the INEC said.
There has been a controversy on the purported indictment of Tinubu for drug dealing in the US and the seizure of $460,000 found in his account. Speaking on it, Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the APC presidential campaign council, denied Tinubu was linked to illicit drugs and that the sum forfeited was tax deductions.