President Buhari’s Secret Declaration Of Assets Is A Breach Of Trust – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Vocal Lagos Lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has downcasted the secret declaration of assets by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, saying the declaration is in contradiction to the solemn vows they willingly made open to Nigerians, in the course of their campaigns.

The lawyer, in a statement issued on Sunday said “it is indeed unfortunate and too early for Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, to be turning against the solemn promises he made to Nigerians. He argued that it’s not enough for the president to declare his asset with the Code of Conduct Bureau, but to further make the content of the assets public.

Read full statement below:

It is thus gratifying to note that the General has declared his assets, with the code of conduct bureau, but he has to go a step further than that, by making the contents of such declarations public. He will not be the first President to do that; Yaradua did it, Jonathan once did it, when he was still in tune with Nigerians, at the early stage of his public life.

Government is run on trust and integrity; and this was one of the selling points for Buhari during his campaign, when he made a solemn covenant with Nigerians. There is no reason to turn away from that path of honor which he has promised Nigerians. The only thing that will make General Buhari not to declare his assets publicly now, is that he wants to shield others who are to work with him, who probably have so many skeletons in their cupboards, that they can’t afford to share with Nigerians.

The President should be a man of his words and not go about taking Nigerians for granted, so early in his regime. The assets must be declared publicly, so that all others working with Buhari will take a cue from him.

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