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Nigerian Lawyer Sues Buhari & Osinbajo For Declaring Assets Secretly

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Nigerian Lawyer Sues Buhari & Osinbajo For Declaring Assets Secretly

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August 7, 2015 – Nigerian Lawyer Sues Buhari & Osinbajo For Declaring Assets Secretly

A lawyer and rights activist, Kabir Akingbolu, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over allegedly failure to keep to their promise to Nigerians during their electioneering campaigns to publicly declare their assets.

Akingbolu, who initiated the suit, is contending that by declaring their assets secretly, Buhari and Osinbajo have violated Section 172 and Section 11 (1) and (2) of the Code of Conduct for public officers under the Fifth Schedule to the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Other defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF and the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB.

Buhari and Osinbajo had declared their assets to the CCB secretly, a development which drew public condemnation, with many insisting that it was a departure from the anti-corruption posture of the president and his vice.

Akingbolu, is asking the court to declare that it was mandatory for the CCB to publicly publish the assets of Buhari and Osinbajo.

He is further praying the court to declare that the secret declaration of assets by Buhari and Osinbajo was unconstitutional.

He also want the court to mandate them to publicly declare their assets in line with the Code of Conduct for public officers under the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution.

Akingbolu, in an affidavit in support of the suit, averred that Buhari and Osinbajo made it abundantly clear while canvassing for votes from Nigerians that they would publicly declare their assets in order to prove that they would run a transparent government.

He further averred that under the code of conduct, the President and the Vice President were duty as public officers to declare their assets publicly, and that the duo have breached the said stipulation by not publicly declaring their assets as dictated and mandated by the Constitution.

He added that the sad aspect of the development, was that the CCB “has been shielding Buhari and Osinbajo by not publicizing their purported declaration of assets in line with the law.”

“I know as a fact as a legal practitioner that Buhari and Osinbajo are duty bound to declare their assets publicly and it will be in the interest of justice, public peace and good governance to grant the reliefs in this suit,” he averred.

[Reported By Vanguard]

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Bibi

    August 7, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    So u expect them to tell you all their assets so as to send assassins to them right. God will not permit your evil plans

  2. O'Nels

    August 7, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Mitcheeeeeeew!

  3. The truth

    August 7, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    When Goodluck Jonathan and sambo. Declared their asset did assassins attacked them?when past presidents did that did assassins attack them? Who is fooling who? P.M.B refused to declare his assets because his assets may be too much,we re not fools joor.

    • Jilo

      August 8, 2015 at 5:08 PM

      @ The Truth, you have not been economical with the truth because Jonathan and his Vice have never for once declared their assets. When Goodluck was vice president to Yar’dua he refused to declare his assets even when Yar’dua did. Buhari and his deputy already declared their assets with validity of CCB so what else are you looking for? do you want them to declare their underwear before you can be satisfied?

  4. TUNDE

    August 8, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    declearation of assest is not development 4 nig just pray to GOD

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