Former President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed why he shunned appeals to make his assets public while in office between 2011 and 2015.
According to Jonathan, whose action is captured in the new book, ‘Against the Run of Play: How an incumbent president was defeated’ by Segun Adeniyi, he did not believe that declaring his assets publicly could stem the tide of corruption or degrade the level of terrorism in the country, Vanguard reports.
Jonathan said:“It is not the President declaring his assets that will end Boko Haram and whether I am criticised from head to toe I will not declare my assets publicly; it is not right; I did not even want to declare my assets as VP but was forced by the then President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
“The law is clear. A public officer should declare his asset, and if there are issues, then the relevant agencies would have a basis to assess whether you have amassed wealth or not.