Fri. Jan 24th, 2020

No Law Compels Buhari To Publicly Declare His Assets – Femi Adesina

On Politics Today on Channels Television, invited speaker Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari told the world on Monday that his boss, President Buhari is not under compulsion by any law, to declare his asset since his re-election in February 2019.

The Special Adviser to president Buhari was responding to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) request to the Presidency, asking that President Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and 36 state governors and their deputies should declare their assets within 7 days, stating that there is no law compelling the President to declare his assets publicly.

Adesina said, “I can say for a fact that he has done because I am privy to it, and SERAP asking the president to declare publicly, on the basis of what law? The president will do what the law requires of him and what the law requires is that he should declare his asset which he has done. Declaring publicly is not in our laws; it can only be a voluntary thing.”

He opined that the President had declared his assets before the Code of Conduct Bureau.


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