Delta governor speaks with common sense about Buhari’s assets

Finally, someone addresses the situation in an objective, not-so-myopic manner.

The furor and reactions that trailed President Buhari’s assets declaration nearly eclipsed the unofficial celebration of his 100 days in office.

The vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, also declared his assets but Nigerians appeared to be more interested in Buhari. After all, he paints the image of an erudite, simple man.

Why should he have N30 million in the bank? Some asked.

Why did his cows increase from 150 to 270? The umbrella party inquired.

Show the world pictures of your mud houses. Social media chorused.

Some even sought to give a lesson in English, differentiating ‘assets’ from ‘belongings’.

After the noise appeared to subside, then came a voice of common sense, from an unexpected individual, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

“I don’t comment about asset declaration; assets declaration is personal, the man has declared his asset which is a welcome idea. But his personal wealth and all he has at the moment is not supposed to be the business of Nigerians. The only thing that we should be concerned about is what is going to be his performance in government; that is where we should concentrate on.”

Can Buhari breathe easy now folks?

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