Following his refusal to publicly
declare his assets, analysts say
president Muhammadu Buhari may
have started his tenure like his
predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
One of such analysts was
constitutional lawyer, Professor Itse
Sagay, SAN, who averred that
Buhari’s public declaration of
assets is the first step towards
showing Nigerians his credibility.
“That is where credibility starts,”
“I have no doubt that he will make
it public because that is where
credibility starts. That is where
Jonathan started losing credibility.
Sagay recalled that late Umar
Yar’Adua forced the immediate
past president to declare his assets
in 2007, and he reluctantly did but
did not give a damn when he
became a man of his own and that
was where he started having issues
“So, Buhari has no choice, it is
absolute for himself and Osinbajo if
change and credibility are going to
be sustained. There is no other way
out, so I expect in the next 24 hours
or so that we would know what
their assets are.
“He should apply it to every other
appointee of his regime, not just
himself and Osinbajo, it is
compulsory and absolute,”
Vanguard quoted Sagay to have
President Buhari was on Friday,
May 29, inaugurated as Nigeria’s
new leader for the next four years.