Tunji-Ojo spotted in Aso Villa amid rumour of presidential summon

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo

Minister of interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has been spotted at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Tunji-Ojo was seen leaving the president’s office building a few minutes after 2 pm on Tuesday amid rumour that he was summoned by President Bola Tinubu over the controversy around the suspended minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation Betta Edu.

The minister and others who were on the president’s schedule on Tuesday were unable to see him as he was meeting a delegation from the Economic Community of West African States.

Tunji-Ojo said “It’s all good” as he made his way out of the Presidential Villa following requests by journalists for comments on the rumour of being summoned.

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There were reports that a company owned by Tunji-Ojo, New Planet Projects Limited, was paid N438.1m by Edu for consultancy services.

But while featuring on Channels TV’s Politics Today, on Monday night, Tunji-Ojo said though he founded the company 10 years ago, but resigned from the board in 2019 when he was elected into the House of Representatives.

He said, “I have to say this, I saw it and I was shocked because the company in question was a company, where I was the director.

“About five years ago, I had resigned my directorship. Yes, I founded the company 10 years ago. In 2019 when I got to the House of Representatives, when I won the election precisely, I resigned. I resigned 4th of February 2019 with a certified true copy of Corporate Affairs Commission as far back as 2019 to prove this.”