Ola bode George, a leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has challenged Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, to take him to court if he is not corrupt.
He also challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to have the courage to prosecute Tinubu for corruption. George, a retired Nigerian Navy Commodore, claimed Tinubu was facing corruption charges and urged the EFCC to investigate how the former Lagos Governor allegedly stole over N34 billion through his business, Alpha Beta Consulting.
He was a guest on Arise News’ “The Morning Show” yesterday, which was hosted by Dr. Reuben Abati, Tundun Abiola, and Rufai Oseni and was broadcast live by Prompt News.
The PDP chieftain, who was formerly the Military Governor of Ondo State, called on the EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, to be brave enough to reopen the Alpha Beta investigation after the company’s former managing director, Oladapo Apara, petitioned the anti-graft agency.
When told that he was making unsubstantiated claims against the APC national leader and may face legal action, the PDP leader retorted:
“Let us go to court so that we can both testify under oath. These accusations, I’m saying, are supported by records. The EFCC has been looking into it.
“The former managing director of Alpha Beta himself claimed unequivocally how they syphoned money from the Lagos state treasury…
Enable him to represent me in court.
“We’ll go there, I’ll say my piece, the papers will be there, and he’ll have a chance to defend himself. First and foremost, we need the original certificate from the university he claims to have attended, as well as his full legal name.
“Look, if you want a clown to be your head, you’ll have to breed a pool of clowns. We need people, and there are people in this country who are willing to help. I am ready if he wants to take me to court.
“Bola Tinubu is an ‘Emperor’, God bless you if you are not part of his line. You know what happened in the last election. Have you ever heard somewhere in the world that you have a bullion van on the day of the election?
“ Were they delivering food to his residence? He was not apprehended, cocooned, or containerized before being taken to the cooler.
“These aren’t things he’d done in secret…these are things he’d done out loud. So, why are you claiming that Bode George is this and that? It’s complete nonsense,” he explained.