As more reactions followed the public assets declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari, a chief of his party, the All Progressives Congress, in Ondo state, Pastor Bankole Oluwajan, has said that the president is a modest man, with some chairmen and councillors in Lagos state far richer than him.
Oluwajana said that Buhari is a decent and honest man unlike some who he said should be ashamed of themselves as they accumulate so much money allegedly by deceitful means.
The APC stalwart who was the governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy in 2007, made this statement while speaking to The Punch.
He said: “The asset declaration is a good development. He has lived up to his promise. It is good that he has done this before appointing ministers because now that he has raised the standard, the ministers must follow suit.
“We are amazed that the President has only N30m in cash despite being a former Head of State, Minister of Petroleum and Chairman, Petroleum Trust Fund. He has mud houses and some plots of land.
“Yemi Osinbajo had a highly successful legal practice and I am surprised that is all he has. Buhari has just N30m. Some councillors in some states, especially Lagos, have far more than that. People who have accumulated so much money should be ashamed of themselves especially those getting money through deceitful means.”
Oluwajana urged President Buhari to ensure equitable distribution of appointments just as the former president Olusegun Obasanjo did during his administration.
Buhari on Friday, September 4, publicly declared his assets alongside Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
In a statement released by the media aide to the president, Garba Shenu, he said Buhari is worth N30 million with some shares and some property in some parts of the country.