By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ACCRA- President Mohammadu Buhari on Monday in Aburi, Ghana, reiterated his promise of forming his cabinet by appointing Ministers before the end of September.
President Buhari gave the assurance at a joint press conference with his host, President John Dramani Mahama after bilateral talks at the Peduase Lodge.
Recalling that he made the promise after his swearing in May, the President said that Nigerians could judge him after September 30.
“After I was sworn-in, I said I will have my cabinet in September. I expect that Nigerians should ask me questions after the 30th of September if I do not do so,” he said.
Responding to questions on the declaration of his assets, President Buhari also stated he has had to declare his assets 4 times since 1975.
His words: “I recall that in 1975 when late Murtala Mohammed became the Head of State, we were lined up in the corridor – governors, ministers, members of the Supreme Military Council – and officials of Ministry of Justice were brought and every individual was made to declare his assets.
“So right now, all heads of state and government, governors, ministers, permanent secretaries will have to declare their assets because it is a constitutional requirement.
“In Nigeria, it is a constitutional issue and that is why I am blaming you gentlemen of the press. If you really want to do investigative journalism, you don’t have to worry me at this stage; I have declared my assets four times….