by Ranti Joseph
Senator Bukola Saraki has said that declaration of assets by politicians and public office holders won’t make them less corrupt or accountable to the people.
Saraki who made this assertion during an interview on Saturday said, “I don’t think it is declaration of assets that would make you less corrupt or more accountable.”
He however made this claim against the declaration by President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari that anyone who must work with him should declare their assets publicly in order to halt corruption and enhance transparency.
“I pledge to publicly declare my assets and liabilities, encourage all my appointees to publicity declare their assets and liabilities as a pre-condition for appointment,” Buhari stated.
Saraki observed that declaration of assets should not be taken as an issue.
He said “I think it is your own individual commitment to your party and leadership provided.”
“Leadership is very important because the leader leads by example. Honestly, things will change. Instead of sitting with the president to seek favour, you come home and sit down with your people so that you can have the better chance of winning election,” he added.
Saraki representing Kwara Central senatorial district noted that the key areas which would be addressed by the incoming ACP-led government are the issues of corruption, security and jobs for youth in the country.
He noted that “There would be zero tolerance for corruption and because of the backdrop of that, you begin to see revenue coming up and you will have more money for infrastructural development.”
Dad GMB we all trust you but don’t let us down. All these people are Subject to be investigate, appreciate their Support but shown different colour to the games Of corruption. Let’s there be assess declaration to all political holder. God bless Nigeria, more wisdom to elect president. We all agree to submit to you supremacy sai Baba
Am sure your biggest problem is remembering all your stolen assets and those you inherited from your equally corrupt late father.
Fight against corruption starts with asset declaration. Before you assume public office, politicians declare to us which assets and liabilities you have in your name, your wife’s name, your children’s name, your spouse’s name, your parent’s name, even in the name of the companies where you have direct interests or indirect through proxies. You can now prove to us by subsequent assets and liabilities declaration after four years that you haven’t enriched yourselves by looting public funds before we vote for you again. You must be accountable and must also be seen to be accountable. You must fight corruption and must also not be seen or perceived to be corrupt. So Senator elect, Bukola Saraki be ready to declare your assets and liabilities. .
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