The Presidency has come out to debunk rumors that President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to make a public declaration of his personal assets during one of his campaigns.
FG said Buhari simply only disclosed that he would do anything the constitution required in the country because he is very loyal to the tile of law.
According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, PMB never made such vow and there is no evidence to back the recent claims up.
He added that Buhari is a president who stands by the constitution and he is not a lawbreaker.
His words, “In a private meeting with the President, one of the first questions I asked him was, this promise about public declaration of assets, when are you doing it and then he asked me, can you please show me where that promise was ever made and lo and behold, we searched everywhere, there was no place where the president ever said he will do a public declaration. And he told me what does the law require? The law requires you to declare your assets and that is what I will do. And yet since that year (2015), they keep repeating it that he promised a public declaration.
“So, sir, can you tell Bishop Kukah that I challenge him to produce that promise by the President because the President stands on it till tomorrow that he never promised public declaration. In 2015, he made his assets public. In 2019, he has declared that he has chosen not to make public. He has not broken any law. So, let’s not continue to repeat what is untrue, what is an inexactitude. That’s my message to Bishop Kukah.”
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