The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, was reportedly detained at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday November 4th.
According to the Cable the former Edo state governor who emerged chairman of the ruling party in August, was grilled by DSS operatives for nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections held across the country.
During the interrogation, Adams Oshiomhole was asked to resign by the operatives of the DSS .
Oshiomhole has been at loggerhead with some APC governors over the result of the party primaries, resisted the pressure to resign, saying he would only do so if he loses the confidence of President Buhari.
The APC chairman told the DSS that the president was aware of every action he took during the party’s primaries.
“Adams Oshiomhole was arrested by the DSS, they didn’t show him any petition. It was alleged by some governors that he collected bribe during the primaries. He was told to resign and he told DSS operatives that he will resign if he loses the confidence of the president. He said everything the party did, he (Buhari) was in the know.” a source said
Another source also said the president expressed shock at the governors’ move, saying he was not aware of the development.
“On Monday night Oshiomhole met with the president and briefed him on what happened and the president was shocked. The president said he did not know about it and promised to look into it,” the source said.
The APC primaries were marred by controversies. Elections in some states had to be repeated. Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and his Ogun state counterpart, Ibikunle Amosun, have openly condemned Oshiomhole for the manner in which the party’s governorship primaries held in their states. It is believed that Oshiomhole prevented their anointed candidates from emerging the governorship flag bearers for the 2019 election.