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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Okunrounmu Unveils Politicians Who Lie about their Asset Declarations!

Femi Okunrounmu, a former senator, who was the chairperson the 2014 National Conference Convocation Committee, has stated that more than 90% of Nigerian politicians lie in their asset declarations.

Premium Times reports that Okunrounmu expressed his opinion while speaking with journalists at the 80th birthday celebration of Frederick Fasehun, the leader of O’dua Peoples Congress.
The former senator stressed that if anybody had done something against the law or constitution, the person should be brought to book. He also added that the fight against corruption should be holistic.
“It should cover all the people who are guilty, not just target a few individuals.
“Ninety per cent of politicians declare assets falsely, so the law should go after all the people that are guilty of such false declaration of assets, try them and bring them to justice.
“They shouldn’t just target one or two people,” he said
Speaking about the National Confab, Okunrounmu noted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had always opposed it.
“May be, the Constitution is favourable to some parts of the North; many northern APC leaders have always opposed a national confab.
“May be, one can understand why they oppose a confab, but those who know how the current Constitution came to being know that it was fashioned by successive military rulers, mostly from the north,” he said.
Okunrounmu said that the southern wing of the ruling party had always agitated for a national conference. Accoring to him, the APC was opposed to the 2014 confab “for political reasons”.

Commenting on the delay in cabinet formation by Muhammadu Buhari, the former senator stressed that the president can not administer Nigeria without a cabinet.
“Even though there is no specification on the number of days within which he must send the names of ministers, any governance without ministers is governance as sole administrator which is not provided for in the Constitution,” he said.

Meanwhile, the presidency has assured all Nigerians that the highly-anticipated

Culled from Naij.Com

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