Your asset declaration deceptive, PDP tells Buhari, Osinbajo



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describes as “a deceptive window-dressing to hoodwink unsuspecting Nigerians” the release, by an aide of the President, of a mere list of some belongings of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in place of the pledge made to Nigerians by Mr. President as candidate of the APC on March 18, 2015, at exactly 5 pm.

The party recalled that the President in his own words had stated to Nigerians that, “I pledge to publicly declare my assets and liability and also encourage my political appointees to publicly declare their assets and liability.”

The PDP however, observed that President Buhari and his vice failed to produce copies of their declarations, detailing the exact nature and value of respective assets.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Friday said “the release of a mere list of belongings falls short of credibility, transparency and anti-corruption standards as well as exposes the proclivity of the present administration for deception.”

“We have noted the release of a flimsy list of belongings of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi 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 in consonance with their widely observed inclination for flip flopping, backtracking and brazen denials of their statements and actions?

“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

“What the PDP and discerning Nigerians demand is for Mr. President to always stand by his words and pledge.

“Mr. President, this is a mere list of your belongings and not public declaration of assets in fulfillment of your covenant with Nigerians”

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  • SundaySimeonOgunyemiBlessed

    Olisa Metuh should help them declare the undeclared assets for Nigerian to know. Shio.

  • Jubril Mohammed Danesi

    Please PDP shld speak for themselves , they had the opportunity to serve nigerians and they failed, at this point they cant distract this progressive governance initiated by the govt. Of the day. IF YOU HAVE FACTS GET ON WITH IT WE ARE WAITING AND WATCHING. DONT BE TELLING ME ABOUT COWS THAT INCREASED PLS.

    • iloani

      I guess PDP are no longer Nigerians abi?..

      • zito

        buhari and his apc cannot fool anybody. nigerians are wiser. buhari and the apc should know that the euphoria is fast evaporating…as skull duggery and chicanery can never be accepted.

    • EBI

      This is what expected of an opposition party; to put the government on his toes.

  • Lola says

    True talk Mr Metuh.

  • iloani

    That is exactly the point. PMB Aid released a list that would be denied by the President in few months time. We have seen it before as APC and PMB now denied all the documented promises during the campaign. Do they think Nigerians are fools?..

  • Buhari may truly be a “converted” democrat and no more a dictator. 32 yrs ago, he would’ve arrested and sentenced those who questioned his declaration of assets to 150 yrs in jail. Ask Tunde Thompson.

  • Kehinde Lawal

    What is the difference b/w belongings and assets???

  • Ik Hammer

    PDP should remove the logs of timber from their eyes before helping other clean a pinch of sand from their eyes.