Assets Declaration: Buhari, Osinbajo Respond To Critics

President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, have declared that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is still authenticating their assets forms.

Buhari, Osinbajo

The President and his deputy said this in response to the demand for their forms by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, stated this in a text message on Friday.

According to The Punch, they said as soon as the verification was over, the forms would be made open to the public.

Shehu said, “The contents of forms as submitted by the President and the Vice President are, as we said in that statement, still being vetted and whenever the process is complete, they will be made public.

“PDP doesn’t have shame, neither does it have conscience.

“If the officials did, they would have pressured their leaders, meaning President Goodluck Jonathan and VP Namadi Sambo, to declare their assets on leaving office as the law requires.

“Nigerians haven’t forgotten that against all entreaties, the then President and his deputy adamantly refused to make any form of disclosure regarding their assets. Now that they are out, they are behaving as if the law does not exist. Is that the party to question this unprecedented step our leaders have taken?

“They have lost all moral right to pontificate for anyone on matters of probity and accountability.”

Meanwhile, the CCB had confirmed commencement of vetting of assets declaration forms submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.