Well, it’s being reported newly that the Presidency has denied the reports that President Muhammed Buhari promised to declare his assets if he resumed office 100 days after.
The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina spoke in an interview with Kayode Ogundamisi, revealing that the All Progressives Congress not the President promised to declare his assets publicly if elected.
According to him:
“You need to get his words right, go and check all that the president said during the campaign, in no place would you see it attributed to him as a person,”
“But then there is a document by his party, the All Progressives Congress, saying he would declare publicly, so we need to set that right, it’s a declaration by his party.
“Now what does the law require?
The law requires public officers to declare their assets; he has done that. But his party has a document that says he would do it publicly.“There is a procedure for that, and the procedure is that you first declare, code of conduct (bureau) would verify and after that, if you want to make it public, the onus lies on you to say release. The procedure has to be followed.He has declared, and it is deposited with the code of conduct bureau and they need to verify. Let’s come to that time when code of conduct would say we have completed verification.”
Counter to his statement, it will be recalled that during the 2015 electioneering campaign, President Buhari is quoted to have openly promised to declare his assets publicly within the first 100 days of his administration.
“I believe if Nigeria does not kill corruption; corruption will kill Nigeria. I pledge to: Publicly declare my assets and liabilities and encourage my political appointees to also publicly declare their assets and liabilities,”
Watch the interview below: