The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the decision of Mrs Kemi Adeosun to resign her position as the Minister of Finance, as an act of honour, strength of character and integrity.
In a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC also described the President’s acceptance of the development as honourable.
Her resignation followed a report published by online media organisation Premium Times, alleging that she had forged her NYSC exemption certificate.
She submitted the resignation letter on Friday, almost three years after she was appointed to the role by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC congratulated her and wished her well in future endeavours.
“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 honourable minister has taken the path of honour and resigned. We congratulate Mrs Adeosun for her action,” Nabena wrote.
Speaking further, the APC praised the Federal Government for upholding the law while taking a swipe a the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for what it described as irresponsible governance in the past.
It said, “In President Muhammadu Buhari’s 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.
“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 Mrs 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”.