The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice Professor Yemi Osinbajo have not yet declared their assets publicly.
The party said the release of what it termed a mere list of Buhari and Osinbajo’s belongings fell short of credibility, transparency and anti-corruption standards as well as exposed the proclivity of the present administration.
A statement by PDP national publicity secretary Olisa Metuh on Friday said the President had pledged during his campaigns to publicly declare his assets and liability and encourage his political appointees to publicly declare same if he won the March/April general elections but has failed to publicly do so.
The PDP said Buhari and Osinbajo have failed to produce copies of their declarations, detailing the exact nature and value of respective assets.
“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, back-tracking 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.
“Mr. President, this is a mere list of your belongings and not public
declaration of assets in fulfillment of your covenant with Nigerians," the PDP said.