Tinubu Promises APC Members Good Money If They Vote For Buhari In Leaked Audio Tape
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is currently embroiled in a saga regarding a statement he made on Saturday, Tinubu reacting to the cancelled elections in a leaked audio tape, promised to give a substantial amount of money to the party faithful if their votes can secure re-election for President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to ThisDay Newspaper which obtained the tape from an anonymous source, Tinubu, also claimed that he had enough money to bankroll elections without requesting any money from Buhari, or dipping his hands in Lagos State’s treasury.
In the tape, Tinubu said, “For all those who have come to Bourdillon, you know why we are here. We are here for mobilisation. You know what I mean by mobilisation. So, as registered APC members, you have to go and get your neighbours to come out and vote for the APC. It is after I have seen the favourable results of the elections that I will bring out good money. Buhari does not have the money that I want to steal, and he doesn’t have the money I want to take from him. Also, he does not have the war chest for this presidential election. Therefore, whatever I’m promising you is for real – and it is coming from my own pocket. It is not until I go to Alausa before I can get money to give you.”
Tinubu further explained why he is making the financial promise available after the presidential elections, “Before now, party faithful would gather here around me like ants around sugar, asking for mobilisation. They always succeeded in getting something substantial from me with many of them from the same areas. That was then. This time it does not matter if your footwear wears out. Once you can deliver in this election, I am committed to give money that is substantial. We’ll never lack.”
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