The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, on Saturday declared his assets to his followers on social media.
The Sahara Reporters publisher declared his assets in response to a request by the Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project.
SERAP, in several tweets to all presidential candidates contesting in the 2023 presidential elections requested that they declare their assets.
“Dear @YeleSoworeAhead 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 tweet read.
In response, Sowore said he has two used cars, a home in his village worth around N5million, three iPhones and a Samsung Galaxy phone.
“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.
“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)
“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 have never operated any offshore account(s) or worked with my tax haven to hide my assets. These are the assets I have in my entire life,” Sowore said.
As of the time of filing this report, other presidential candidates including the ruling All Progressives Congress’ Bola Tinub, opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, amongst others, are yet to respond to SERAP’s request.