THE declaration of asset by President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to generate reactions with a Lagos lawmaker insisting that the president was economical with the truth with his declaration.
Speaking in an interview with media men last week, the lawmaker representing Ojo Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Akande, argued that the mere fact that President Buhari has several cars, houses and N30 Million in his bank account shows that he is not poor.
“On asset declaration, I would say that President Buhari has not been fair to the people. He came out to tell Nigerians during the campaign that he is very poor and that he didn’t have much money. I would like to say that there is no serving or former president of Nigeria that is poor,” the lawmaker said.
“He is looking at it from the monetary aspect, which is not the case. Weighing someone whether he is rich or poor depends on his or her asset. Somebody has several cars, has N30 Million in his bank account, can we say that such a person is poor, the answer is no. It is a political gimmick, he used it and he was successful with it and I give him kudos for that,” he further noted.
When commenting on the perceived anomalies in the appointments made by the president so far, Hon. Akande said that President Buhari should correct the ‘anomalies’ and apply the principle of federal character in subsequent appointments.