Tinubu denies demanding N50bn monthly from former Lagos Gov, Ambode


A former Lagos State governor and presidential flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has refuted reports that he demanded N50 billion monthly from the former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode during his time in office.

It was reported that Ambode who emerged governor of the State in 2015, spent only four years in office as he failed to secure a second tenure after losing at the APC primary election in 2018.

A report which emerged online recently, claimed that part of his inability to secure the APC governorship ticket in 2018 was his refusal to pay the said amount to Tinubu.

While denying the report on Tuesday, a statement signed by the Director, Media and Communications for Tinubu Campaign Organisation(TCO), Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu claimed he could not have made such a demand.

“The spuriousness of the statement is in the evidence that Lagos did not begin to clock N50 billion revenue until after Ambode left office.

“Tinubu could not have demanded a billion monthly payment from Ambode when the state government didn’t make such in a month throughout the tenure of Ambode”.

Tinubu stated that the site where some of the fake news emanated from has been identified as World of News with URL as world news.

Onanuga claimed that, “A content analysis of the site clearly showed that it is a Biafra news platform”.

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