Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said he would publicly declare his assets and liabilities, if voted into power.
Buhari stated this in a document obtained by a PUNCH correspondent in Abuja on Thursday. The document highlights what Buhari will do in his first 100 days if he assumes power on May 29.
He said he would encourage political appointees in his administration to also declare their assets publicly.
If the APC candidate keeps to his promise, he will be the second Nigeria’s President to publicly declare his assets.
The late President, Alhaji Umaru Yar’Adua, also from Katsina State as Buhari, was the first and the only Nigeria’s President to have publicly declared his assets when he assumed office.
This action forced his then deputy, who is now the President Goodluck Jonathan, to also make his assets declaration forms available to the public.
However, since he assumed office as the substantive President, Jonathan has refused to make the forms available to the public, saying that he did that when he was serving as deputy to Yar’Adua.
Asked during a media chat whether he would consider declaring his assets publicity, the President refused, saying he did not give a damn.