- President Buhari’s 2019 campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, has reacted to the resignation of former finance minister, Adeosun
- Keyamo said there is hardly any government in the world that is free from scandals concerning its officials
- He attacked the PDP over its criticisms against President Buhari ‘s handling of the certificate forgery scandal that led to the resignation
The spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has defended the resignation of the former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun.
In a series of tweets posted on his Twitter page in the early hours of Sunday, September 16, Keyamo condemned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s criticisms over the resignation, noting that the current administration is more honest than the past government.
Recall that the PDP had accused presidency of protecting Adeosun ever since the news of her forged NYSC certificate broke and equally accused the current administration of being the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria.
On Adeosun’s resignation, Keyamo said that there is hardly any government in the world that is free from official scandal.
Using Adeosun’s case to juxtapose the former comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko's alleged certificate forgery case, Keyamo averred that the past government under PDP protected Dikko despite the oath taken by the person who actually forged his WAEC certificate.
He said that Buhari does not want to rush into Adeosun’s matter and that was why he took his time to get to the root of the case and eventually did the right thing.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) commended Adeosun over her resignation.
The secretary general of the YCE, Dr Kunle Olajide in a statement on Saturday, September 15, said Adeosun was a victim of mischievous individuals involved in the process that produced the forged certificate.
Olajide urged the former minister not to be deterred by the setback, saying that her services would still be required by the country.
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