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.”