2023: Sowore publicly declares assets

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has publicly declared his assets.

Mr Sowore took the decision few minutes after the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) called on him and other presidential candidates to make public their assets.

The non-governmental organisation made the call on Twitter Saturday evening through its verified handle and the politician responded ten minutes after.

“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!,” the publisher listed on the micro-blogging platform. “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 a my tax haven to hide my assets. These are the assets I have in my entire life.

“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),” he added.

By this move, he is the first candidate in the 2023 election to make his assets public although not constitutionally required to do so.

SERAP had also called on Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party; Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress and Peter Obi of the Labour Party to follow suit.

Others also requested to publicize their assets are: Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party; Malik Ado-Ibrahim of the Young Progressives Party and Dumebi Kachikwu of the African Democratic Congress.