The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the British government to immediately repatriate the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun who have confessed to have forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate, back to the country.
The party also told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop parading himself as “Mr. Integrity” for allegedly aiding Mrs. Adeosun to escape justice.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the British government should not shield Adeosun from facing the course of justice.
It reminded the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that Adesoun has already confessed to a fraud in Nigeria and must not be allowed a shelter in her nation.
“We also call on the international community to put an eye on all officials of the Buhari administration, including ministers, special advisers and APC leaders as it has become obvious that they are being used to fritter trillions of our national resources while our citizens wallow in poverty, hunger and starvation,” the statement added.
According to the party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to congratulate Adeosun, even after she had admitted her culpability, further showcased APC as a party of corruption.
“There are clear evidences that Adeosun could not have circumvented the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA),
National Security Adviser (NSA) the police and even the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) without the tacit approval of the Buhari presidency.
“Furthermore, how did Adeosun evade checks by the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Abeokuta and the Ogun State House of Assembly for clearance as commissioner, with her status as a dual citizen, if not armed with inherent tendencies for fraud?
“It is clear that the Buhari presidency exploited this factor to swindle the nation, in the finance ministry,” the party said.
It expressed worry that President Buhari in appointing Adeosun, with her divided citizenship allegiance, to hold the sensitive office of the minister of finance, exposed the nation to the dangers of having her security and economy information sold to international interests.
The party said this explained the anti-Nigeria financial policies, including damaging foreign borrowing negotiations, which have returned Nigeria to a debtor nation.
“Until President Buhari brings Adeosun back to explain how the presidency cabal and APC leaders frittered away more than N10 trillion in three years,
the Buhari presidency and the APC lack the moral rectitude to pontificate on corruption as they have become directly complicit,” PDP stated.