The Presidential flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that he was already a millionaire in dollars ten years before he became the Governor of Lagos State.
Reacting to people who questioned the source of his stupendous wealth, Tinubu said that he invested N1.8 million in Apple Corporation shares in 1980, and that he is supposed to 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.”
Tinubu said that 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 that 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.”
The APC presidential candidate said that the reality today is still that creative and very intelligent youths will still earn allowances in dollars without any need to lie as internet trolls.
“As liars, they will only lose credibility and respect, as they grow older. Let the 2023 Presidential campaigns be on issues and not lies.”