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Fayose ‘Buhari is not the poor man he’s claiming to be,’ Governor says

Fayose also alleged that Buhari is the now the owner of a mini estate in Asokoro, Abuja that is worth over N3 billion.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not as poor as he’s portraying himself to be.

READ: Fayose says Buhari is President of the North

Fayose also alleged that Buhari is the now the owner of a mini estate in Asokoro, Abuja that is worth over N3 billion.

READ: Fayose says Buhari can't intimidate him

This was contained in a statement released by the governor’s media aide, Lere Olayinka.

READ: Shehu Sani criticizes Fayose for anti-Buhari comments

It reads in part:

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

 “We know where everybody, including President Buhari’s 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 billion.”

“The APC should rather explain to Nigerians how a man they said had no houses anywhere apart from Daura and Kaduna suddenly became 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.”

“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.”

The Ekiti branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had, on Tuesday, September 8, questioned Fayose’s ‘loud silence’ on the issue after Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo declared their assets on September 3.

The Ekiti APC also dared the governor to declare his assets publicly.

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Watch video of Fayose insulting Buhari below:

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