THE Presidency, on Friday, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had no moral justification to speak on assets declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday, said PDP should have been ashamed that its leaders, former President Goodluck Jonathan and his deputy, Namadi Sambo, refused to publicly declare their assets and nothing was done by the party to prevail on them.

Shehu said: “The contents of forms as submitted by the president and the vice president are, as we said in the statement, still being vetted and whenever the process is completeed, they will be made public.

“PDP doesn’t have shame, neither does it have conscience. If they did, they would have pressured their leaders, meaning President Jonathan and VP Sambo, to declare their assets on leaving office as the law requires.

“Nigerians have not forgotten that against all entreaties, the then president and his deputy refused to make any form of disclosure regarding their assets. Now that they are out, they are behaving as if the law did not exist.

“Does that party have any moral right to question this unprecedented step our leaders have taken? They have lost all moral right to pontificate to anyone on matters of probity and accountability,” he said.

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