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,” he said
“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 with Nigerians.
“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
“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 said.
President Buhari was on Friday, May 29, inaugurated as Nigeria’s new
leader for the next four years.