The Obi- Datti Media Office on Wednesday asked the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to open up on his past.
In a statement, the Obi-Datti media office said the former Lagos State governor must come clean with his past, engage Nigerians or jettison his ambition.
According to them, the office he (Tinubu) seeks to occupy requires a man who should be clean in all ramifications.
The demand is in response to the damaging document released by a United States court about Tinubu’s past on drug-related dealings.
The statement read, “What has made the Obi-Datti Media Office more curious is the continued refusal of the APC candidate to present himself for scrutiny by Nigerians, dodging every public and media interaction and using spokespersons and attack dogs to reach Nigerians and cover up his dirty tracks.
“Rather than be ashamed of the embarrassing situation, the Tinubu Campaign office is arrogantly and fraudulently covering up and scheming to pick and chose the public events to attend.
“It’s not enough to release a document as a manifesto but not be available to defend and explain how you intend to carry out the implementations of the manifesto since spokespersons are not going to be on the ballot.
“If Tinubu truly had any record of narcotics and money laundering cases arising from drug-related businesses at any stage in his life, he must explain himself to Nigerians.
“And if he hid his past from Nigerians and the Independent National Electoral Commission, necessary steps should be taken by relevant authorities to save the country from such a person having access to power at the highest office in the land.
“Obi-Datti Media office is aware that there is a column in the INEC form for candidates seeking to know if they had ever been convicted by any court of law anywhere in the world and that withholding such information breaches the 2022 Electoral Act (as amended).
“In view of the fresh facts arising from the US court document, Nigerians expect the Electoral Commission to demand a convincing response from the APC presidential candidate and to act on it accordingly without let or hindrance
“Following the successive failure of governance in our country over time, the Electoral Commission and indeed the entire Nigerian populace should show more than passing interest in the backgrounds of all those aspiring to rule this country.
“It’s against this backdrop that we totally align our position with that of our Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi that candidacy by proxy must be rejected since the buck stops on the table of the person being elected not spokespersons or attack dogs”.