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Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by FreeGlobe(f): 7:07pm On Sep 06, 2015
NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo over their asset declaration, saying that they were deceiving Nigerians. Noting that President Buhari last December declared that he had only N1 million in his account, the PDP wondered how the money suddenly rose to N30 million by May 29 after an expensive campaign. And this is apart from assets in his wife’s name.

This came as first civilian Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa said that with the declaration, Buhari is a wealthy man and can no longer pretend to be poor. Meantime, Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, said the presidency disclosing after 100 days of Buhari’s inauguration implied that he was forced to do so just as Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) chieftain, Mr Bisi Adegbuyi described the move as a welcome development and urged all public officials to emulate Buhari and Osinbajo.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metu, the PDP described the declaration as “a deceptive window-dressing to hoodwink unsuspecting Nigerians” because ‘’it is a mere list of some belongings of President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo in place of the pledge made to Nigerians by Mr. President as candidate of the APC on March 18, 2015, at exactly 5 pm.’’

The PDP recalled that the President, in his own words had told Nigerians, ‘I pledge to publicly declare my assets and liability and also encourage my political appointees to publicly declare their assets and liability,’ and observed that President Buhari and his vice failed to produce copies of their declarations detailing the exact nature and value of respective assets.

Metuh said: “The release of a mere list of belongings falls short of credibility, transparency and anti-corruption standards as well as exposes the proclivity of the present administration for deception. We have noted the release of a flimsy list of belongings of President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo by the Presidency, who want such to pass as the public declaration of assets as pledged by the President.

“Nigerians are not deceived by this poor attempt at window-dressing designed by the Presidency to hoodwink the unsuspecting populace in a desperate bid to shore up its diminished image. We ask, is the resort to a mere list, instead of true copies of the declaration not a ploy to give the Presidency a window for denial in consonance with their widely observed inclination for flip flopping, backtracking and brazen denials of their statements and actions?

“All we want is credibility, integrity and sincerity of purpose. We are not questioning how a President, who by December last year, declared that he had only N1 million in his account, could suddenly now list N30 million in the same bank account by May 29, and after an expensive campaign; we are not yet demanding the public declaration of his assets in his wife’s name.

We are not even applauding the multiplication of his cows from 150 to 250 in a space of three months, arising from his dual and conflicting pronouncements on this issue. “What the PDP and discerning Nigerians demand is for Mr. President to always stand by his words and pledge. Mr. President, this is a mere list of your belongings and not public declaration of assets in fulfilment of your covenant with Nigerians.”

Buhari is multi-billionaire, can’t bring about change –Musa

On his part, Balarabe Musa, who was sacked from office in 1983 by Buhari, said that it was clear from the assets listed that the President that he is a multi-billionaire, who also wields enormous power and influence and cannot therefore be seen as a peasant committed to the well being of the less privileged.

Noting, however, that the declaration is better late than never, apparently referring to previous presidents, who did not care to make public their worth, he doubted what Buhari presented to the public, saying that it was at variance with the low profile and ‘poor man’ posture the president had wanted to foist on Nigerians.

He said: “Before the last election, Buhari had given us the erroneous impression that he was a poor man, requiring bank loans to buy nomination form and run his campaigns but now he has shown that he has cash of N30 million, huge investments in companies and banks and farm assets.

“By this declaration, it is clear that Buhari is one of the wealthy and influential Nigerians, who wield enormous power. He can therefore, no longer pretend to be among the poor masses and I doubt if he can still effect the change he promised the poor. We are therefore, waiting and watching to see the expected change.”
Emulate Buhari, Osinbajo, public officials urged
Adegbuyi had a contrary view. He said: ‘’Nigerians have been clamouring for Buhari to declare his assets. In the course of the campaigns he promised to declare his assets. It is a welcome. We expect all other public officials to follow their example. ‘’However, my attitude to the war on corruption is that we should place emphasis on blocking the gate.
There is no question about it, President Buhari is a man of integrity and his strongest point is his widely acclaimed anti-corruption stance. We don’t have any problem with the president regarding his position on corruption but we must close the gate, which means devising institutional means of fighting corruption.’’

Action is belated– Adegboruwa

On his part, Adegboruwa, in a statement, said: “This action of the President, coming after Nigerians have made this demand upon him several months, is rather belated, serving no useful purpose presently. For the assets declaration to make any meaningful impact, it should have been declared voluntarily and without any prompting upon the President, by Nigerians.

“The implication of this is that the President was forced to declare his assets. Furthermore, it was in his covenant with Nigerians that the President made a solemn promise to publicly declare his assets, within the first 100 days of his administration.”



http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/asset-declaration-buhari-osinbajo-re-deceiving-nigerians-pdp/

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Ezenwammadu(m): 7:12pm On Sep 06, 2015
Buhari the king in the north is a scam decieving gullible NL APC e rats since the time of dan fodio

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by FreeGlobe(f): 7:13pm On Sep 06, 2015
Anybody that voted Buhari must be realizing they have been swindled. Buhari loves power and will do anything to get it, even if it means disguising himself. How someone who owns a house worth 2 billion naira, with a wife who wears a 10 million naira watch could deceive millions of Nigerians he is poor is beyond me. smh

https://www.naij.com/452757-shocking-revelation-see-buharis-n2-1-billion-mansion.html

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by sdindan: 7:15pm On Sep 06, 2015
You mean King Buhari of Northern Nigeria?

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Femolacaster(m): 7:15pm On Sep 06, 2015
This Balarabe Musa loves seeking for attention too much!

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by DWJOBScom(m): 7:17pm On Sep 06, 2015
APC media team made a great deal of noise about him being so poor and humble and had to take a loan from UBA to pay for his form. Before the car bomb - the jeep was a 2015 bullet-proof car which was donated by friends who also donated the mud houses too.

If you are looking for a credible media team - make sure they once did work for APC!

As times goes on , we will get to attribute other properties as gifts

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Nobody: 7:17pm On Sep 06, 2015
Who is Balarabe Musa

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by FreeGlobe(f): 7:17pm On Sep 06, 2015
Femolacaster:
This Balarabe Musa loves seeking for attention too much!
and you like diverting attention too much. tell us what is wrong in what he said or bounce..

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Nobody: 7:18pm On Sep 06, 2015
FreeGlobe:
Anybody that voted Buhari must be realizing they have been swindled. Buhari loves power and will do anything to get it, even if it means disguising himself. How someone who owns a house worth 2 billion naira, with a wife who wears a 10 million naira watch could deceive millions of Nigerians he is poor is beyond me. smh

https://www.naij.com/452757-shocking-revelation-see-buharis-n2-1-billion-mansion.html
Keep wailing till your sense come back.

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Nobody: 7:20pm On Sep 06, 2015
Ezenwammadu:
Buhari is a scam
We love it that way. Mumu small sense you no get Mtchewww.

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Nobody: 7:21pm On Sep 06, 2015
Your rewards are awaiting. An eye for an eye

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by PassingShot(m): 7:21pm On Sep 06, 2015
These unrepentant TANoids again!

With just N30m in an only bank account, Buhari was a poor man.

Shame on Balarabe Musa and his co-travellers. Shame on all the billionaires who saw nothing wrong in looting the common wealth.

With his assetdeclaration, Buhari has again proved that he is indeed incorruptible.

An average local govt chairman in Nigeria is far richer than Buhari.

In societies where honor and principle still guide people's actions, this shameless man and Olisa Metuh and their co-wailers will forever bury their head and shut their dirty mouths PERMANENTLY.

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by FreeGlobe(f): 7:22pm On Sep 06, 2015
sameer1212:
Keep wailing till your sense come back.
How will you see when you are blind

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by FreeGlobe(f): 7:24pm On Sep 06, 2015
PassingShot:
These irredentist TANoid again!

With just N30m in an only bank account, Buhari was a poor man.
N30m in one of his bank accounts, 2.1 billion house in Abuja, 10 million naira watch for his wife, children school abroad etc.. Buhari is not just a poor man like you said, he is also corrupt

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by BossTtdiamonds(m): 7:26pm On Sep 06, 2015
Wailers would always wail....

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by kodded(m): 7:27pm On Sep 06, 2015
buhari is a dulllard undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by yanabasee(m): 7:30pm On Sep 06, 2015
sameer1212:
We love it that way. Mumu small sense i no get Mtchewww.
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See as you the mumu urself... tongue

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by PassingShot(m): 7:31pm On Sep 06, 2015
FreeGlobe:

N30m in one of his bank accounts, 2.1 billion house in Abuja, 10 million naira watch for his wife, children school abroad etc.. Buhari is not just a poor man like you said, he is also corrupt
Give your evidence to Olisa Metuh or Fani Kayode or Fayose to help you bring them forward.

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by OrlandoOwoh(m): 7:31pm On Sep 06, 2015
The words, poor and rich are relative. A person seen as being poor may be seen by others as being rich. To an ordinary Nigerian, Buhari is poor. To retired generals and heads of state, he is poor.

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by NgeneUkwenu(f): 7:33pm On Sep 06, 2015
Regard Anything from Freeglobe as a mere propaganda!

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by FreeGlobe(f): 7:42pm On Sep 06, 2015
PassingShot:

Give your evidence to Olisa Metuh or Fani Kayode or Fayose to help you bring them forward.
Buhari should deny any of them and we will bring our evidence

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by OreMI22: 7:55pm On Sep 06, 2015
Unfortunately, Nigerians are sometimes too sentimental to see the Unclad truth.

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by BlackrulesDworld(m): 8:11pm On Sep 06, 2015
Any elite that speaks against booari is seeking for attention. Apc supporters are TRASH!!!

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by IdisuleOurOwn(m): 8:30pm On Sep 06, 2015
FreeGlobe:

Buhari should deny any of them and we will bring our evidence


Who is this dolllll?


Who are the "WE"?


Continue wasting your life on Nairaland while politicians enjoy our common wealth in foreign land with their families.

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Burger01(m): 8:31pm On Sep 06, 2015
FreeGlobe:
Anybody that voted Buhari must be realizing they have been swindled. Buhari loves power and will do anything to get it, even if it means disguising himself. How someone who owns a house worth 2 billion naira, with a wife who wears a 10 million naira watch could deceive millions of Nigerians he is poor is beyond me. smh

https://www.naij.com/452757-shocking-revelation-see-buharis-n2-1-billion-mansion.html
Keep wailing wailer. We are used to your wailingssmiley

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Joejonah(m): 8:31pm On Sep 06, 2015
Is this how to run opposition?
Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Dharniel(m): 8:32pm On Sep 06, 2015
wailers everywhere...

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Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by kliq(m): 8:32pm On Sep 06, 2015
God bless PMB
Re: Asset Declaration: Buhari Can No Longer Pretend To Be Poor – Balarabe Musa by Nobody: 8:32pm On Sep 06, 2015
The president definitely lied, he has renamed some other assets and used his wife as a cover up.

But then, I never expected anything different.

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