Alhaji Balarabe Musa has said that it was clear from the assets listed by President Muhammadu Buhari in his public declaration of assets that he cannot be seen as a peasant committed to the well being of the less privileged.
Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa
Nigerian politician, Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, who was elected Governor of Kaduna State during the Second Republic, holding office from October 1979 until he was impeached on 23 June 1981, has said that it was clear from the assets listed by President Buhari in his public declaration of assets that he is a multi-billionaire.
He said that Buhari who also wields enormous power and influence, cannot be seen as a peasant committed to the well being of the less privileged.
The veteran politician, said he doubts what the President declared, adding that it was at variance with the low profile and 'poor man' posture the president had wanted to foist on Nigerians.
He said, "Before the last election, Buhari had given us the erroneous impression that he was a poor man, requiring bank loans to buy nomination form and run his campaigns, but now he has shown that he has cash of N30 million, huge investments in companies and banks and farm assets.
"By this declaration, it is clear that Buhari is one of the wealthy and influential Nigerians, who wield enormous power. He can therefore, no longer pretend to be among the poor masses and I doubt if he can still effect the change he promised the poor. We are therefore, waiting and watching to see the expected change."