PDP demands sack, prosecution of Kemi Adeosun over NYSC certificate forgery

Kemi Adeosun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack, arrest and arraign Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, for allegedly forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.

Mrs Adeosun is in the eye of the storm following a PREMIUM TIMES report that she obtained fake NYSC exemption certificate having failed to participate in the one-year compulsory national service by Nigerian graduates.

The opposition PDP, therefore, President Buhari not to provide a cover for Adeosun, accusing the Presidency of looking the other way when close allies or agents are found wanting on issues of corruption.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday, the PDP said the NYSC certificate controversy “vindicates its stand that the Buhari Presidency is a haven of fraudsters, common thieves and persons of questionable character, adding that the recent revelation has cast a full-length dark shadow on the overall integrity of his administration.”

It added that the Buhari Presidency has been “concealing sharp practices under it.”

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has often accused the PDP of mismanaging Nigeria’s economy in the 16 years it was in power from 1999 to 2015.

“We can now see why there is humongous corruption under President Buhari’s watch and why Mr. President has refused to take any concrete steps to check the sleazes in his administrations.

“Perhaps such ‘artful dodgers’ were deliberately hired and placed in revenue related agencies to perfect the pilfering of our common patrimony for interests in the Buhari Presidency.

“The PDP challenges President Buhari to prove himself a man of integrity by allowing an open system-wide and independent inquest into all alleged corrupt practices in his presidency.

We challenge President Buhari to be bold to allow an open independent inquest into the exact figures amounting to the trillions of naira oil revenue earned by the nation in the last three years and how he had spent same with Mrs Adeosun as minister of finance,” the statement added.

It also called for an “inquest into the borrowing of over N10 trillion in 30 months, with Mrs. Adeosun as minister of finance and the purposes for which the money was used and “an inquest into the leaked memo at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) showing N9 trillion corrupt oil contracts as well as the alleged stealing of N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil, all in a sector under his direct purview as minister of petroleum.”