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Tinubu ‘Those asking CCT to re-open APC leader’s case are frustrated losers,’ Party says

The Lagos APC’s comments were contained in a statement released by its Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu play

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

(nigerianmonitor)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has said that calls for the reopening of its National Leader, Bola Tinubu’s case before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) are being made by frustrated losers.

The call was said to have been made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

The Lagos APC’s comments were contained in a statement released by its Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

According to Igbokwe, the APC viewed the call “as silly rants of frustrated losers desperately splashing mud to tar others when they are facing weighty corruption cases.”

“Lagos PDP and indeed the entire PDP are suffering acute Tinubu-phobia borne out of the fact that Asiwaju Tinubu constitutes the greatest nightmare for PDP rank and file given his prosecution of the defeat of the PDP last year,” the statement read.

The call for the re-opening of the case is believed to be connected to the ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki before the CCT.

Saraki’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi had recently described the Senate President’s case as being similar to Tinubu’s.

Tinubu was discharged by the CCT on November 30, 2011, after being accused of operating 10 foreign accounts while in office as Lagos State Governor between 1999 and 2007.

The CCT, in a unanimous ruling of a 3-man panel led by Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar, discharged Tinubu after finding that the charge against him was legally defective.

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