2023: I have used cars, two houses, others, Sowore declares assets

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has publicly declared his assets.

He made the declaration in a series of tweets on Saturday while reacting to calls by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

The advocacy organization 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.

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“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 organization wrote.

Replying, the AAC presidential candidate said he had two cars, and a house in his hometown, Ondo State, worth N5 million among other assets.

He said, “I have 2 used cars: a Toyota Camry & Lexus RX350, 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 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. “

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