Election: Tinubu Reacts To Links With Card Reader Contractor
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has denied the claim of his links with Act Technologies Limited, said to be a contractor to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Tinubu said contrary to reports, he had no interest in the firm and had never been involved in the supply of card readers, voter registration, accreditation frameworks or any other materials or services to INEC.
In a statement on Friday by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu said it was illogical to claim that then President Goodluck Jonathan awarded such a contract to him in 2014/2015.
He said, “Let us be clear in this matter; if any political party was in control of INEC’s procurement practices in 2014/2015, it would have been the one in control of the Federal Government at that time.
“Asiwaju never asked for, nor did he receive, anything or any contract from Jonathan’s government.
“As incompetent as his administration was, even President Jonathan would not have sat idly by while important electoral contracts were being handed over to his most implacable political foe.
“As often happens with fiction concocted by amateurs, the application of a little common sense causes the entire story to fall apart,” Tinubu’s media aide said.
He blamed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for the report linking him with Act Technologies Limited.