No Law Requires Buhari To Declare Assets Publicly – Presidency

insists that the President has declared his assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau
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No Law Requires Buhari To Declare Assets Publicly - Presidency
Femi Adeshina, SSA on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu

The Presidency has responded to the Seven day ultimatum issued by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, asking the president, vice president, governors and their deputies to declare their assets publicly. reports that the group gave the political office holders a seven-day ultimatum or risk legal actions.

Reacting to the ultimatum given by SERAP, the Presidency insisted that no law in Nigeria mandates President Muhammadu to declare his assets publicly.

Featuring on Channels Television programme, Politics Today, last night, Adesina said: “I can say for a fact that he (Buhari) has declared his assets because I am privy to it. And SERAP asking the president to declare publicly and I ask: On the basis of which law?

“The president would do what the law requires of him, and what the law requires is, he should declare his assets which he has done.

“Declaring publicly is not in our laws. It can only be a voluntary thing. So, if anybody is compelling somebody to declare publicly, I don’t know, on the basis of what law?

“If the FOI Act is invoked, it would be left with the Code of Conduct Bureau to release because the FOI Act will not be for the president.

“The president has declared and it is already deposited with the CCB. So, it is the to respond to the FOI Act if it is invoked.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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