Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has disclosed that he met with former Governor of Lagos state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu once.
In an interview with Dele Momodu, Sunday Igboho reacted to special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu’s claim of him meeting with Tinubu in Akure, Ondo state capital over the Ekiti gubernatorial election rerun in 2009. He said he met Tinubu at his Bourdillion home in Lagos after he (Tinubu) invited him to seek his support against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2009 Ondo election.
The activist also revealed that the former Governor of Lagos state gave him N2 million to fuel his car when he was departing, and he never met him again after that.
“When I was hustling I had a company for about fifteen years ago, a company that sells cars. I started buying cars from Cotonou, then started buying from Germany, America, London; I travelled around to bring them.
“Any politician that said he gave me money should come out and swear with his child.
“Tinubu is alive, ask him if I collected money from him. Yes, I have seen him before. It was the time to vote for Mimiko in Ondo. I supported Mimiko’s opponent and they called senator Ladoja. Ladajo called me and said Tinubu wanted to see me and I should do whatever he wants.
“My number was given to Tinubu and he called me. I went to see him in Bourdillon. He asked me if Ladoja has explained the election in Ondo to me. He said he hoped I was aware of how much people had suffered under PDP’s administration in the state.
“And he told me that the election in Ondo, if Ladoja has explained to me, I should not support PDP and that they need to suffer for how they treated the people. And I told him whatever he wants and I left.
“To be sincere, he gave me N2million to buy fuel [for] my car. You can interview and ask him. He said if I love Ladoja, I should know how much PDP dealt with us, so I should leave the party. We had left PDP then, to Accord party.”