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2023 Presidency: Sowore Publicly Declares Assets


Human rights activist and the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has publicly declared his assets ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He made this known via a Twitter post on Saturday while reacting to a challenge from an advocacy organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

SERAP had in a tweet challenged Sowore to publish details of his assets and to publicly commit to rejecting vote-buying and electoral bribery before and during the elections.

“Dear ‪@YeleSowore‬ Ahead of the February 2023 presidential election, we’re again calling on you to show leadership by urgently publishing details of your assets and publicly rejecting vote-buying and electoral bribery before and during the elections,” the civic organisation wrote.

Replying to the tweet, the AAC presidential candidate said he had two cars, and a house in his hometown in Ondo State worth N5million among other assets.

The activist stated that he had never operated an offshore account(s) or worked with a tax haven to hide any asset, adding that he rejects vote-buying on or before 2023 election date

“I have 2 used cars: a Toyota Camry & Lexus RX 350, a home in my village worth maybe N5m, three iPhones, a Galaxy Note 10 Lite (if you could call those assets), SaharaReporters Media Group (don’t know the worth as of today), a four-bedroom bungalow in New Jersey & nothing more,” Sowore said.

“The Federal government of Nigeria froze my bank accounts since 2019 after I was arrested over ‪#RevolutionNow‬ protest on August 3rd 2019. A ‪@gtbank‬ account I operated in Nigeria had N4,800 left in before my arrest, I managed to open a ‪ @kudabankhelp‬ with N463.00 as of this evening.

“I reject vote-buying on or before the 2023 election date. I also recently opened a ‪@capitalone‬ US bank account that has in it about $300, I have a ‪@ZenithBank‬ campaign account for the ‪#Sowore2023‬ Presidential account. I have nothing more besides financial support that I occasionally get from friends and family (if those count as assets).

“I have never operated any offshore account(s) or worked with a tax haven to hide my assets. These are the assets I have in my entire life,” he wrote.

Source https://www.naijanews.com/2022/07/24/2023-presidency-sowore-publicly-declares-assets/

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