I was invited by the Democratic Party-Tinubu

Channels Television  
Updated September 14, 2012

Former governor of Lagos state and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain, senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has  spoke on his attendance of the Democratic Party Convention in the United States of America.

Controversy had trailed his attendance, as allegations had been that he bought the invitation to attend the convention.

The former governor spoke to journalists upon arrival in Lagos on the issue and the coming elections in Ondo state, one in which his party, the ACN, is keenly interested.

Tinubu said “I was invited properly… and as an honoured guest position”

He queried why the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will ask him to prove that he was invited “ Who are they that I have need to prove anything to them.., I was there and what is their business”.

The PDP had in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh said “The usual desperation of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Party to court attention at all cost has taken an international dimension. This time, Senator Tinubu who prides himself as the National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has been basking in a delusory frenzy of being ‘specially invited’ to the just concluded Democratic National Convention which held in Charllotte, North Carolina in the United States of America.”

The statement further  said “While Tinubu and his co-travelers are still humouring themselves on being recognized in the international circle as leaders of opposition for attending the convention, it has since been revealed that the man actually laboured vigorously to purchase his invitation.”