A spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign, Daniel Bwala has stated that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, may be qualified from contesting in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
Bwala stated this on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.
“I’m afraid that the conclusion of this case is that, from the eyes of the law . . . Bola may be disqualified from contesting if the matter goes to court,” Bwala said.
According to him, Tinubu may be disqualified from the contest over his connection to a drug trafficking case in the United States.
He stated this while commenting on the controversy surrounding a document recently released by the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The document included proof of Tinubu’s allegedly 30 years ago involvement in money laundering and drug trafficking.
Tinubu lost $460,000 in one of the accounts connected to the former governor of Lagos State as a result of the dispute, which was settled.
“I’m afraid that the conclusion of this case is that, from the eyes of the law . . . Bola may be disqualified from contesting if the matter goes to court.
“Narcotics and money laundering, whether in Nigeria or the United States, is a criminal offence.”he said.