The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the arrest and prosecution of former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over the forgery of her National Youths Service Corps Exemption Certificate.
Adeosun resigned from her post on Friday following the scandal, just as she declared that she never knew her certificate was fake.
However, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the leading opposition party said it was necessary to prosecute Adeosun.
The party said in the alleged tradition of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led government to shield its “corrupt official” there were plans to move Adeosun out of the country.
PDP said it was no longer a secret that the Buhari presidency is “a citadel of iniquity with inherent proficiency in stealing, forgery and manipulation of processes.”
It said that was the reason President Buhari had not relieved his Special Assistant on Prosecution and Chairman of the Special Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, of his appointment in spite of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) confirmation that he allegedly forged his Secondary School Certificate.
“Is it now clear to all that the Buhari administration’s so-called anti-corruption war and purported integrity are mere orchestrations to hoodwink Nigerians and the international community, while Mr. President oversees the most corrupt administration in the history of our nation?
“The party invites Nigerians to note that President Muhammadu Buhari, whose administration has become notorious for shielding its many fraudulent and corrupt officials, could not summon the rectitude to sack Mrs. Adeosun.
“She would have still been in office, if not for the sustained uproar by Nigerians and international creditors,” the party said.
It add: “The PDP therefore demands an immediate open inquest into the records of the Finance Ministry under Adeosun, to unravel all improprieties by the Buhari Presidency cabal, including alleged diversion of oil proceeds, fraudulent oil subsidy deals, leading to high fuel price; depletion of our foreign reserves, embezzling of funds returned by Switzerland and other huge sleazes in the ministry.”