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PDP Orders Buhari, Osinbajo To Declare Assets Publicly

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to publicly declare their assets.

The party made the call in a statement issued by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, on Friday in Abuja.

Odeyemi also urged the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to also make public their assets.

According to the opposition party, the call was important as the Code of Conduct Bureau was insisting it could not release details of assets of the President and other top officials without their consent.

Odeyemi said public declaration of assets would go a long way to convince Nigerians that the national leaders were indeed partners in the fight against corruption.

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He recalled the former Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, was prosecuted for not declaring in full his asset.

He therefore advised other top government officials to submit themselves for public scrutiny through public declaration of what they owned as asset.

Odeyemi urged  Buhari and other top government officials to be more coordinated and exhibit transparency not only in fighting graft but in their dealings with Nigerians.

 

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