The vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is probably poorer than he was before assuming office in 2015.
The pastor said this during his remarks at a dinner in honour of volunteers who canvassed for votes for the president during the February 23, presidential elections.
“When I looked at his assets declaration form, I was checking it in 2015, I said to him, ‘Mr President, I am so much richer than you, it is an embarrassment,” Osinbajo said.
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According to him, the president replied saying “I am only a soldier, you are a big lawyer so you should have more money than me.”
“I can tell you that he is perhaps; even poorer than he was in 2015 when I saw his declaration of assets form.”
Osinbajo also used the opportunity to canvass for votes for the All Progressives Congress ahead of the March 23 supplementary elections.
The supplementary elections will take place in six states of Nigeria where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared last Saturday’s gubernatorial election inconclusive.
“We are still not done with the elections. On the 23rd of March, we still have some outstanding states and as you know we are re-running in about six states.
“And all of the efforts we need to put into those six states, we still need to do. We can’t afford to slack off and say the job is done; we still have some things to do,” he concluded.