The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to investigate the tenure of the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun. Particularly, the party wants an open investigation into the alleged siphoning of over N10 trillion concealed under the tenure of the minister. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP alleged that a cabal in the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), being aware of the former minister’s NYSC Exemption certificate liability, used her as conduit in siphoning of trillions of naira from the national treasury.
It also urged the National Assembly to probe the alleged N9 trillion fraudulent oil contracts in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) leaked memo, the N1.4 trillion fraudulent oil subsidy regime; the alleged diverted N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil through 18 illegal companies linked with APC interests. According to the statement, Adeosun must be made to explain how the $321 million (N115 billion) repatriated by Switzerland was opened up for re-looting by the APC leaders. “At the same time she was in the media telling Nigerians that the funds was being transferred to the poor and vulnerable household under a discredited social safety nets system.
“Mrs. Adeosun must also be made to tell Nigerians how a cabinet minister close to President Buhari directly stole $16.9 million (about N7billion) from the returned $321million as nonexistent legal fees before the fund became an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) for members of the Presidency cabal and APC leaders,” the statement added.
It said: “The former minister should also be made to expose where the pressure that compromised the system for the stealing of over N25 billion National Health Insurance Scheme fund (NHIS) from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) was initiated.” The PDP regretted that President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to order any investigation into huge allegations of corruption and stealing under his watch, particularly those in the petroleum sector, where he directly presides as minister.
“In fact, the presidency has suddenly gone dumb after the PDP challenged President Buhari to start his declaration to jail looters by allowing an open inquest into the Petroleum ministry, as well as allegations of corruption against his ministers, special advisers, and leaders of his party. “Since it has become clear that Mr. President is providing official cover for corruption under his regime, the PDP urges the National Assembly to subject all officials of the Buhari administration to an integrity test, as Nigerians can no longer bear consequences of a pretentious administration run by very corrupt individuals and fraudulent characters,” PDP said.