Multinational accounting and audit firm, Deloitte, has revealed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu was never its employee against claims that he made $1.8 million while working as a consultant with the organisation.
The former Lagos governor in 2016 claimed that serving as an auditor for auditing giant, Deloitte and Touche, made him an “instant millionaire”. Tinubu had alleged that he made $1.8 million consulting for the multinational audit firm.
However, a recent expose by investigative journalist, David Hundeyin revealed that the former Lagos governor never had an employment history with Deloitte.
Hundeyin had subpoenaed Deloitte USA to provide evidence of Tinubu’s employment and staff payment records. However, in responding to the request, Deloitte said it had “no employment record of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in our system, and as such have no employment record for them.”
While supporters of Tinubu believed his claim that he acquired his wealth through his employment with Deloitte and other illustrious organizations where he claimed to have worked, others are of the opinion that the presidential candidate acquired his wealth through shady business dealings with some drug cartel. He has been accused of making a fortune from politics.