Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, described Adeosun’s resignation and the acceptance by President Muhammadu Buhari as actions of honour
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, for taking the path of honour in resigning her position last week.
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Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, described Adeosun’s resignation and the acceptance by President Muhammadu Buhari as actions of honour, strength of character and integrity, in a statement from Abuja, yesterday.
“News that the National Youth Service Corp Exemption Certificate tendered by the former Finance Minister was not genuine have been well-reported in the media.
“Like all responsive and responsible governments concerned about the truth and due process, the federal government undertook diligent investigation of the allegation. Now that the report of the investigation is out, the right thing has been done. The minister has taken the path of honour and resigned. We congratulate Mrs. Adeosun for her action.
“In the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of integrity and transparency in the conduct of public affairs, no officer of government with a modicum of questionable conduct or integrity should stay in office.
“In past PDP-led administrations, the country was held down by corrupt and irresponsible public officers who refused to honour invitations of the National Assembly; closed down national airports against perceived political adversaries; bought luxurious bullet-proof vehicles with public funds at inflated prices; locked out National Assembly members, forcing federal lawmakers to climb high barricades in order to assess the legislative chamber.
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“It was these acts of corruption, impunity, irresponsibility and executive rascality that made Nigerians vote in the President Buhari administration in 2015, with its Change mantra to put a stop to such undemocratic practices.
“We wish Adeosun every success in her future endeavours and join President Buhari in appreciating her immense contributions to the stability of the Nigerian economy in the past three and half years,” Nabena said.
Meanwhile, the PDP has charged the National Assembly to investigate alleged siphoning of over N10 trillion by a cabal in the Presidency, during Adeosun’s tenure.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the probe became imperative following allegations that the Presidency and the APC capitalised on Adeosun’s fake NYSC exemption certificate saga, to siphon money from the national treasury.
The PDP also called on the National Assembly to investigate the Ministry of Finance, under Adeosun, as well as the Petroleum Resources Ministry, which is under president Buhari’s control. “The party urges the parliament to probe the books of the finance ministry during Adeosun’s tenure as well as the ministry of petroleum resources…,” said PDP.