Second Republic Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, has challenged incumbent governor of the state, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, to declare his assets publicly to prove that he is not worth N90 billion and owns 40 mansions in some parts of the country as being speculated in certain quarters.
Balarabe Musa in a chat with newsmen in Kaduna yesterday stated that if el-Rufai denies the allegations, he should come out publicly to tell the truth.
He said the failure of the governor to publicly declare his assets would question the morality of his fight against corruption in the state.
The elder statesman asserted that el-Rufai can’t fight corruption when “he has skeleton in his cupboard.”
According to him, “There are thieves in Kaduna State; what is he going to do about it and to people who have stolen government property? He must declare his asset alleged to be worth N90billion and houses in Kaduna and other places numbering up to 40. He promised to declare his asset publicly. But when people got information that he secretly declared the alleged amount, he denied it.
“Then let him go and declare it publicly. He made declaration in written form to the Code of Conduct Bureau. Let him release the copy of the declaration he made to the bureau to the press and if he doesn’t want to release it to the press for any reason, let him say no I’m not worth N90billion in cash and 40 houses. This is what I’m worth. If you say what people are saying is not true, then tell us the truth. “As a public servant, you are expected to tell the truth about yourself and about the public affairs under your control. That has not been done.
“Can a person who is claiming to fight corruption succeed when you have things to hide? It is not possible. Tell us how to generate employment, revenue and agriculture. These are key things but nothing has been done,” Balarabe Musa said.

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