Afenifere urges Buhari to caution Adeosun’s persecutors

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Europe and United States of America chapters have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to interrogate those who alleged that former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, forged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate of exemption which led to her voluntarily relinquishing her office.

In a statement jointly signed by the chairmen of the two chapters, Engr. Babatunde Shinaba (Europe) and Dr. Durojaiye Akindurire (USA) in Akure, the group noted that the victory of the former minister at the Federal High Court, Abuja, should be celebrated by the Presidency.

The statement reads in part: “Now that the truth is out and she has been vindicated, we urge President Buhari to do the needful by holding to account all those who brought needless grief and misery to Mrs. Adeosun and the Buhari administration.

“We note that recently when a prominent minister from the North was in the eye of the storm, the Presidency threw its weight behind him and even disparaged Mrs. Adeosun in the process. We expect the Presidency to celebrate her vindication with even greater enthusiasm.”

Relishing the court verdict, the group commended the judiciary and congratulated Mrs Adeosun and her family.

The statement reads: “We have received, with much joy, the news that the Federal High Court, Abuja, has finally vindicated the former Minister in its ruling that under the 1979 constitution, non-citizens were not required to perform the National Youth Service.

“We recall that throughout her travail orchestrated and funded by evil forces in high places, she maintained her innocence that she had only a British passport and did not obtain her Nigerian passport until she was 34 years.

“Unfortunately, desperate and evil people determined to bring down shining lights in Yoruba land at the slightest excuse, refused to let her be. They pursued and harassed her, in spite of her innocence and sterling work, until she finally decided that enough was enough and resigned.”

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