SWITZERLAND, JUNE 29 – The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, called on President Mohammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo to make their assets public “as prove to Nigerians that they are not corrupt”.
The party also challenged the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to also declare their assets in other to convince Nigerians that they are truly for “the fight against corruption.”
In a statement by the PDP’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, he berated the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for insisting that it could not release details of assets of the president and other top officials without their consent.
“We are of the opinion that President Mohammadu Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila should declare openly their assets to allow Nigerians to further see how much wealth they have acquired since joining government.
“We believe laying claim to sainthood is easy as President Buhari and others have been doing all along, but Nigerians deserve to see beyond whatever government forces down their throats. By making public declaration of their assets, Nigerians will be able to see better and judge accordingly.
“By making public their assets, Nigerians will see how many heads of cattle have been added by President Buhari had 2019. Blowing hot and cold at the same time is not the hallmark of a leader with clean hands.
“We urge President Buhari and other top government officials to be more coordinated and exhibit transparency not only in fighting graft but in their dealings with Nigerians, because, no matter how fast lies have moved, in a flight, truth will catch up,”
the statement read in part.