Over 16,000 people have signed a petition on Change.Org asking on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to initiate a probe against Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The petition, entitled: ‘Calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate Bola Tinubu for contravening the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2011, by having bullion vans ferry alleged large sums of money into his house on the eve of the 2019 Presidential election’, had garnered 16, 243 signatures as of 9.30 am on Friday.
It was started a week ago by Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The petition is concerning the appearance of a bullion van in Tinubu’s Bourdillion home in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
Omokri wrote: “Dear citizens of Nigeria, let’s take our country back by signing this petition to compel the EFCC to investigate and prosecute Bola Tinubu for contravening the Money Laundering Act, by ferrying bullion vans into his house. Don’t say ‘na today’, or ‘leave matter’.
“We as Nigerians must stop confusing cynicism for wisdom. If we do not fight for our country, who will? George Floyd’s death sparked a revolution in America and we joined. We did not say ‘na today’, or ‘leave matter’. You and I can make a difference with this petition. #EFCCMustInvestigateTinubu.”
Tinubu had while responding to questions on the bullion vans in his home, said he was free to give anyone money since he was holding no government position.
Several groups had in the last one year submitted petitions to the EFCC demanding a probe of the former Lagos State governor.
However, there has been no official reaction from the EFCC.