PDP says Adeosun must return salaries, face trial over Certificate forgery.

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who resigned her appointment on Friday, must be made to refund the salaries and allowances that she collected.

The party said the refund should start from her days as commissioner in Ogun State from where she was appointed as the minister of finance.

The main opposition party also said Adeosun, who has dual citizenship, must be made to name those who assisted her to allegedly forge her National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, stated this in Abuja on Sunday. He said if Adeosun named those that helped her, she would save the country from embarrassment arising from activities that members of the cartel would carry out in the future.

Secondus said it was not enough for Adeosun to resign, she must be made to face the law to serve as a deterrent to others. He added that failure to take action would show that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari remained partial in its fight against corruption.

The PDP boss stated that if the minister were to be a woman of honor and the Buhari administration was serious about the fight against corruption, Adeosun ought to have resigned from her job or be sacked the day the scandal became public knowledge.

Secondus also asked Adeosun to return to Nigeria and serve her fatherland since the law did not exempt her from taking part in the NYSC scheme.

Also, two civil society organizations – the Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project and the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership – said Adeosun’s leaving Nigeria should not stall her prosecution for certificate forgery. They added that Nigeria should begin the process of her extradition from the United Kingdom.

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