The Peoples Democratic Party has described the recent declaration of assets of President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as mere list of belongings adding that they failed to produce copies of their declarations, detailing the exact nature and value of respective assets. They have however urged them to release copies of their assets declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement in Abuja today, said “We have noted the release of a flimsy list of belongings of President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo by the Presidency, who want such to pass as the public declaration of assets as pledged by the President. Nigerians are not deceived by this poor attempt at window-dressing designed by the Presidency to hoodwink the unsuspecting populace in a desperate bid to shore up its diminished image.
“We ask, is the resort to a mere list, instead of true copies of the declaration, not a ploy to give the Presidency a window for denial inconsonance with their widely observed inclination for flip-flopping, back tracking and brazen denials of their statements and actions?”
The statement continued, “All we want is credibility, integrity and sincerity of purpose. We are not questioning how a President, who by December last year, declared that he had only N1 million in his account, could suddenly now list N30 million in the same bank account by May 29, and after an expensive campaign; we are not yet demanding the public declaration of his assets in his wife’s name.
“We are not even applauding the multiplication of his cows from 150 to 250 in a space of three months, arising from his dual and conflicting pronouncements on this issue.”