“For finding it prudent to openly declare his campaign donations, may we once more request President Jonathan to likewise openly declare his assets, as his predecessor, Umaru Musa Yaradua of blessed memory did. This we reason will forever put to rest the allegation of United States based online medium – Richestlifesytle.com that he is the sixth richest African Head of State, valued to be worth $100m. Such an open declaration will to a great extent erase the hunch in some quarters that President Jonathan doesn’t give a damn about corruption and that his regime is the most corrupt in the annals of Nigerian history. The doctrine of openness and transparency, we opine, will be better served with open declaration of Mr President’s assets, than the declaration of paltry donations from favour bound individuals and sundry groups”.
National Publicity Secretary of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Osita Okechukwu, challenging President Jonathan last week to declare his assets.