The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has explained the source of his wealth.
In an interview with BBC Africa which was published on Tuesday, Tinubu claimed he was the most investigated and most accused former governor, yet nothing has been found on him.
In explaining the source of his wealth, he said he inherited many real estates and had investments that yielded profits, adding that those criticising him were just being driven by envy.
When quizzed about his corruption allegation, he said: “You got to know how to analyse and how to ask questions, not in the accusatory format.
“Are they enemies of wealth, if they are not enemies of wealth, investments do yield. I have an example of Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in America and in the world. He started from stock buying. I inherited great real estate, I turned the values around.
“I am not denying my wealth, I was the most investigated, the most accused governor for eight years, up to 2007 and since I left the office, I am still there, I have not taken any government appointment.”
When asked about the allegation that he took a certain ‘share’ of the revenue being generated in Lagos State, where he governed between 1999 and 2007, he retorted: “Hey excuse me, share what? Have they proven it? IMF has investigated the record in Lagos. What is wrong with them? It is envy.”