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“Tinubu Connected With Drug Trafficking By US Court; Unqualified To Run For Nigerian President,” says Peter Obi to the Elections Tribunal

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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), filed a petition on Tuesday to dispute Bola Tinubu’s (APC) victory in the February 25 election.

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Tinubu was proclaimed the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, and he was named ‘President-elect’.

Obi claimed in his case to the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja that the poll was marred by numerous anomalies, including the non-qualification of the APC candidate.

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Tinubu’s forfeiture of funds to the US government over drug trafficking allegations, he claims, is proof that the former Lagos State governor is corrupt.

Infractions committed by the governor should disqualify him from running for office in Nigeria.

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SaharaReporters previously reported on how US court files linked Tinubu to a cocaine trafficking case and his ultimate forfeiture of $460,000 to the US government.

On February 18, 2009, the newspaper got authentic copies of the decision in the case of United States versus Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in which the ‘President-elect’ (together with other defendants) was charged in a case of huge narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

This ruling directly refers to (and expands on) the SaharaReporters’ September 16, 2008 post titled “How US Federal Authorities Successfully Connected Tinubu to Drug Trafficking Ring in Chicago.”

The United States, represented by Michael J. Shepard, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia,

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