Rivers state governor, Governor Rochas Okorocha, and Governor Adams Oshiomole,of Edo state. Have made it clear that they will not be following the footsteps of the president ‘Mohammadu Buhari’ in publicly declaring their assets.
Governor okorocha spoke through his chief press secretary ‘Sam Onwuamado’, saying that it is not compulsory to publicly declare assets. Gov okorocha believes it is unnecessary for him as a governor who have served for two terms to publicly declare his assets.He said he is not trying to condemn what the president has done, but there was never such thing as publicly declaring assets in the past president Jonathan’s administration.And also, there is no such thing in the 1999 constitution.
Governor Oshiomole also let out his feelings on the issue.speaking through his media aid ‘Kassim Afegbua’, saying that it is not a mandatory action to publicly declare assets. He said to publicly declare one’s asset is a matter based on choice. Gov Oshiomole spoke through his media aid that the action is not in line with the 1999 constitution.
With their minds spoken through their media aids,Gov Okorocha and Gov Oshiomole seem to have made up their mind against publicly declaring their assets.