The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said it is not aware of the detention and quizzing of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by the Department of State Security, DSS.
The national spokesman of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, who described the report of Oshiomhole’s ordeal with the DSS as a rumour because the APC has not been officially informed about the matter, said this on Wednesday in a chat with DAILY POST. It was learnt that Oshiomhole was grilled by the DSS operatives for nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country.
However, Issa-Onilu said Oshiomhole was the best person to confirm or deny the report. He said, “We do not have any information on this rumour. More so, the Chairman is not around in the country to confirm or deny this. “As soon as we have any relevant information, you’ll be updated.
Asked for Oshiomhole’s whereabouts, he said: “He (APC Chairman) travelled last night.” Pressed further for information as to the National Chairman’s destination, Issa-Onilu maintained: “I do not have this information. I do know it’s a scheduled personal trip he could not make last week due to the November 2 deadline for the submission of candidates.” Meanwhile, the senator representing Kogi West district, Dino Melaye, has mocked the APC over Oshiomhole’s reported questioning over alleged bribery.
The senator wrote on his Twitter handle: “Can it be true that Adams Oshiomhole has been the guest of SSS for 2days? “A lot of confessions and revelations said to have been made over corruption associated with party tickets. “APC is really fighting corruption. We will see how this will end. Nigerians are watching.”