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Declare Your Assets Now, CNPP Tells Jonathan

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The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan, to declare his assets openly, as a matter of urgent national importance.

In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Osita Okechukwu, CNPP said it had become imperative with the publication by a United States-based online medium, Riches, which listed the president as the sixth African richest heads of state.

It said failure to take this patriotic route will further confirm the hunch in town that President Jonathan is worth more than $1008 million reported by Riches Lifesytle.

“It is our candid view that instead of grumbling and issuing empty threat of hell and brimstone; the best option in the circumstance is for Mr. President openly declare his assets and also mandate all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to do same.

“Lets not forget that since that President Jonathan’s ‘gave no damn to corruption’ pronouncement, it is been the fuel subsidy scam, crude oil theft, missing $20 billion, pension scam, the South African arms-cash scandal and host of uncountable leakages under his watch.

“Or is it not a paradox that President Jonathan who enjoys all the perquisites left behind by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua of blessed memory, failed woefully to emulate his former boss who openly declared his assets?

“For the avoidance of doubt, is it not crass arrogance and self-denial in the midst of corruption scandals which serially bedevil his regime to quip. We have noted with consternation the listing of President Goodluck Jonathan by a website - - as the sixth richest African president with an estimated net worth of $100 million.

“In sum, once more we call for the open asset declaration, instead of chasing shadow. Open declaration has become imperative in order to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Mr. President is unconnected with the malfeasance of his subordinates and/or more corrupt than reported by RichestLifesytle.”

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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