Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has condemned the stand of President Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government and members of the ruling All Progressive Alliance Party (APC) while the controversies trailing the forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) of former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, lasted.
Onuesoke who spoke to newsmen at Abuja on Saturday on hearing of Buhari’s acceptance of Adeosun’s resignation letter, accused Buhari of failing integrity test, hence he would have suspended the minister whilst carrying out investigation on the allegation.
He said a president that has been preaching against corruption would not have waited a minute before asking her to step aside whether he believes the allegation was true or not.
Hear him: “Rather than probing her, officials of Buhari’s government kept quiet for a while. When they finally responded they aluded to the fact that Adeosun would not be prosecuted for forging an NYSC exemption certificate because she is ‘damned good at her job’ and because ‘forgery is not corruption.’
“To worsen it, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), who have been accusing opposition of corruption, shielded her by saying sacking Adeosun for certificate forgery is not an option.
According to the SAN, Adeosun is a great asset to the country and letting her go because she doesn’t have an NYSC certificate isn’t that serious. He also stated that he doesn’t believe Adeosun will fake an exemption certificate.”
Describing APC’s claim of fighting corruption as political propaganda and lies, the PDP chieftain argued that if Adeosun were to be a minister under PDP administration, the likes of Lai Mohammed would have manufactured a jaw breaking adjective to qualify her offence.
He accused the APC led administration for having not prosecuted any of its ally for any wrong doing but focuses on its political opponents, adding that this shows Nigeria has not yet reached Uhuru but need to support the strengthening of its institutions to function on their own without waiting for ‘order from above’.
Onuesoke, however, commended Adeosun for having resigned honourably, just as he wished her luck in her next endeavor.
“If she was from a certain part of the country, I bet you she would never have voluntarily resigned. Sit tight in the position and anything being said goes through one ear and out the other,” he stated