Like most people, I slept ‘jejely’ last night only to wake-up with tweets and Facebook alerts that the much awaited public declaration of the President’s asset has been done by Presidential spokesman Alhj Garba Shehu.
Same document was posted on his Facebook page. Having looked at the document shared by Shehu Garba, I couldn’t help but laugh at the pure deceit of the document that even defies logic. Let’s analyse every item of the document together.
1. WHO VERIFIED SHEHU’S DOCUMENT?
“The documents submitted to the CCB, which officials say are still being vetted and will soon be made public…”
Please take a look at the quote, it send a message that the so-called document is yet to be verified. This alone is enough to rubbish the claim of President Muhammadu Buhari and Shehu Garbs. But let’s continue.
2. THE PRESIDENT’S FINANCIAL ASSETS AND SHARES:
“President Buhari had less than N30 million to his name. He also had only one bank account, with the Union Bank”
For God sake less than N30,000,000 is not a sum. Less than N30,000,000 could be anything from 1kobo to N29.99999Million. They couldn’t tell the exact SUM/figure, and also They couldn’t provide Nigerians the UNION BANK ACCOUNT number for verification. This is the acceptable norm as outlined in President Yar’adua and VP Jonathan’s 2007 Asset Declaration. This has defied common sense.
“President Buhari declared however that he had shares in Berger Paints, Union Bank and Skye Bank.”
Here we go again. How many unit shares in both Union Bank and First Bank? How do we know whether he’s a major or minor shareholder in these banks? The President and his team should know that Nigerians need specifics and not generic statements.
3. THE PRESIDENT’S PROPERTIES:
“President Buhari had(has) a total of five homes, and two mud houses in Daura. He had(has) two homes in Kaduna, one each in Kano, Daura and in Abuja. One of the mud houses in Daura was inherited from his late older sister, another from his late father.”
The President not only failed to provide address of his 5 houses in Daura (2), Kaduna (1), Kano (1) and Abuja (1), he also failed to tell us the worth of these Houses. What is the president trying to hide for God’s sake? How do we acknowledge his worth when details of his assets are shrouded in secrecy?
BORROWED MONEY FROM OLD BACLAYS BANK TO BUILD TWO HOMES
Same old story. Why can’t he be specific on which of the homes he built with the old Baclays bank’s loan and a back-up transactional details?
“President Buhari also has two undeveloped plots of land, one in Kano and the other in Port Harcourt. He is still trying to trace the location of the Port Harcourt land.”
This is a dilemma for me. I mean Buhari declared a landed property in Port Harcourt but don’t know the location? Is it that there was no document detailing the transaction or he got this as a ‘gift’ from Amaechi? Can we please be provided with details of the land in Kano?
4. THE PRESIDENT’S CARS:
SOME BOUGHT, SOME GIVEN
“The retired General uses a number of cars, two of which he bought from his savings and the others supplied to him by the federal government in his capacity as former Head of State.”
Can the President be specific on the type of cars and the number of Cars that he has? How many were bought and how many were given to him by the Nigeria government? a number of cars can be 2 to infinity. Why can’t the President be specific? Can we know the worth of these cars?
SOME FROM DONORS?
“The rest(CARS) were donated to him by well-wishers after his jeep was damaged in a Boko Haram bomb attack on his convoy in July 2014.”
How many were “donated” and who were these donors? Can we know the type and worth of these donated cars? Why is the president trying to play smart on our collective intelligence?
5. WHERE ARE HIS LIABILITIES?
6. HERE COMES THE OLD UNKNOWN SOURCE:
“As soon as the CCB is through with the process, the documents will be released to the Nigerian public and people can see for themselves,” the source said.
This quote from Shehu clearly shows that he (Shehu) also got it from a “source” and not from his boss. It clearly shows that the document is neither official; as it didn’t emanate from Buhari himself nor a verified CCB. This is clearly a loophole for future denial by the President and his APC crew.
THIS DOCUMENT HAS FAILED THE TEST OF LOGIC! Nigerians ARE NOT FOOLS!