Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is calling for the immediate sack and arraignment of Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the present minister of finance over an allegation of forgery of her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
Recall that premium times via www.premiumtimes.com had reliably gathered in an exclusive report on the minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun Allegeding her of certificate forgery, with having something to do with her National youth service corp (NYSC) certificate
It was in that telling; the People's Democratic Party is calling on President Mohammadu Buhari to immediately sack and prosecute the minister.
PDP also said the “world can now see how the Buhari Presidency has been concealing sharp practices under it. 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 sleaze in his administration.”
In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, PDP urged President Buhari not to provide a cover for Adeosun in the character of his Presidency whenever close allies or agents are found wanting on issues of corruption.
“The revelation vindicates our stand that the Buhari Presidency is a haven of fraudsters, common thieves and persons of questionable character,” the party said, adding that the recent revelation has cast a full-length dark shadow on the overall integrity of Buhari’s administration.
“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 party added, even as it challenged 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.
PDP said: “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.
“Mr President should also allow an open inquest into his handling, with Mrs Adeosun, of all our depleted foreign financial instruments, including the Excess Crude Account (ECA), from which funds were taken without recourse to the National Assembly”
PDP also urged President Buhari to allow an inquest into his administration’s borrowing of over N10tr in 30 months, with Mrs Adeosun as Minister of Finance and the purposes for which the money was used.
“Furthermore, we challenge President Buhari to allow an inquest into the leaked memo at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), showing N9tr corrupt oil contracts, as well as, the alleged stealing of N1.1tr worth of crude oil, all in a sector under his direct purview as minister of Petroleum.
“We also demand an open investigation into the N18b Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) intervention fund and the N10b National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), alleged to have been stolen from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) by APC officials and Presidency cabal.
Meanwhile, the Ekiti state governor, Dr Ayo Fayose had also condemned the alleged inhuman treatment meted out to a People's Democratic Party PDP supporter, Mr Aborisade Sunday who was allegedly brutalized in Dss Custody
Describing the DSS action of allegedly chaining and beating the PDP supporter to stupor as wicked, the governor said because he is there to protect the oppressed, everyone detained by the DSS will get N50, 000 a night for the detention as compensation from his government.
Fielding questions from reporters yesterday, when the just-released Aborisade visited him in Government House, Fayose wondered how an organisation saddled with the protection of people will continue to oppress them.
“This young man has been arrested by the DSS in the last five days. I don’t know how an organisation that is supposed to protect people will continue to oppress them because they are supporting a political party. They equally warned him not to go out to tell us what he saw.”
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the DSS, Aborishade said he was picked up on Tuesday at the Are Babalola event centre in Adebayo area of Ado Ekiti by DSS operatives, saying: “They detained me for five days, put a chain in my hand and legs. I cannot hear through my left ear now, due to the beating I received from them.
“They said governor Fayose has thugs and I should tell them where they are hidden and where they hide guns, but all these I don’t know anything about. They said one of their officials was beaten at the Afe Babalola event centre last Tuesday, but I don’t know anything about it and I didn’t beat anybody there. I had only gone there to attend the Town hall meeting with stakeholders.