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Fayose doesn't have mud houses, cattle herds as assets – Aide

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Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications

and New Media, Lere Olayinka has counselled the All Progressives

Congress (APC) in Ekiti State to tell President Mohammadu Buhari to

make his assets public properly as he promised Nigerians, rather than

asking Governor Ayodele Fayose to declare his assets publicly, saying;

“Governor Fayose was comfortable before he became governor, he is not

a deceitful person who goes about parading mud houses and cattle herds

as assets for cheap political publicity.”
Olayinka, who reacted to a statement issued by the APC, asking the

governor to publicly declare his assets said, “Governor Fayose has

declared his assets as provided by the 1999 Constitution of the

Federal Republic of Nigeria and whoever that is not satisfied can

approach the Court or the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for copy of his

assets declaration form.”
He said the APC was only raising issues on the governor’s already

declared assets because of his critical stance on President Buhari,

adding that; “unlike President Buhari, Governor Fayose will never shy

away from what he owns, he will never deny his assets because he

acquired them legitimately. The governor does not need the easy and

cheap excitement of declaring mud houses or herds of cows as assets

for the applause of the gullible.”
Olayinka said further; “We know where everybody, including President

Buhari wealth are hidden and the APC should not provoke the governor

to such an extent that he will begin to reveal their hidden assets.

“Nigerians demanded that President Buhari must declare his assets

publicly because that was what the President promised when he was

seeking the people's votes.
“It was part of President Buhari's electoral promises that his assets

will be declared publicly and up till today, he has not done that. We

have only been told that the President, whom they said was poor to the

extent that he had to take bank loan to buy his party's nomination, is

now the owner of a mini estate in Asokoro, Abuja that is worth over N3

“The APC should rather explain to Nigerians how a man they said had no

houses anywhere apart from Daura and Kaduna suddenly become owner of

houses and landed properties in Kano, Abuja and Port-Harcourt?

“They should also tell Nigerians what happened when President Buhari

headed Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) and why they lied to Nigerians that

the president was poor, thereby obtaining Nigerians votes by trick.”

Speaking further, Olayinka said Governor Fayose was more than clean,

having been cleared by all courts in the land, and most importantly

secured judgment against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

(EFCC) for trespass and intrusion of his properties.

“Up till today, the N10 million damages awarded against EFCC since

2009 has not been paid and he is in the process of filing a writ of

fifa against the agency.
“Therefore, the APC should tell President Buhari to come out clean to

Nigerians because it is clear that he is not the poor man he was

presented to be.”
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