THE All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is unarguably the most controversial living political idol in Nigeria today after Pa Chief Obafemi Awolowo, it is either you are for him or against him.
While sone hate him, some others are ready to stake their lives for him because of his commitment to progressive governance, foresight and his unforgettable achievements as Lagos State Governor for 1999-2007. His master plan for economic growth and development is second to none according to his diehard supporters.
At the same time, his critics see him as greedy and selfish. They see him as someone who has cornered the destiny of Lagos State in his pockets.
SOJ WORLDWIDE was able to publish what the man at the centre of the controversies, Tinubu has to say about his uncommon wealth.
“Please stop deliberately misleading our Youths. Any Nigerian who was smart enough to invest a mere N1.8m in Apple Corporation shares in 1980, will be worth more than N10 Trillion today.
Our Youths are deliberately being misled by those who never saw a million dollars until they got into public office or became banking executives and started stealing.
A $1,000 daily basic travel allowance of a good business executive in 1990, invested into Apple Corporation shares, is today worth at least $2.5 million dollars.
Some of us still alive today, received per diem of $1000 per day, locally and abroad in the private sector in the 1990s. I bought my first computer and professional IT Tools, outrightly with such per diem in 1986.
Call a thief a thief. Let rogues call themselves rogues, without using the collective “we are all rogues”. Those who imported Tokunbo cars for $5,000 or new cars with $10,000 in 1990 to show off, instead of investing in Apple shares for example, should not assume all today’s wave-making multi-billionaires in politics and business, are rogues like them.
Please tell the youths the truth. I Asiwaju Tinubu was a millionaire in dollars as a NADECO Chief at least 10 years before I became the governor of Lagos State. Let others openly declare the sources of their billions.