The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has given an insight into why he was quizzed by Operatives of the Department of State Security Services, DSS.
Post-Nigeria recalls that the APC Chairman had travelled out of the country, after he was interrogated by the DSS, over allegations of collecting bribe during his party’s primary elections.
Speaking during an interaction with Editors, in Lagos, on Saturday, Oshiomhole said that he “saw DSS only once, and it was a conversation, not an arrest or detention.”
He stated: “The conversation centred around APC primaries. The question now, is whether or not it is the DSS’ job to interfere in a political party’s issues. And if there is an allegation of corruption, it is the responsibility of EFCC and ICPC.”
The former Governor of Edo State, noted that the DSS did not ask him to return the next day, contrary to some Media reports.
Oshiomhole stated that he was billed to travel abroad on Monday, but postponed the trip for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said he eventually left the country on Tuesday.
Furthermore, the APC Chairman disclosed that he was not released on administrative bail, adding that, Governor Yahaya Bello, of Kogi State, did not come to pick him up from the DSS Office.
He said: “I was the one who called Yahaya Bello, and he came, but I drove home in my own car.”
Oshiomhole lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for calling on the INTERPOL to arrest him, and for insinuating that he had fled the country over the matter.
He said: “What would they have said if it was the PDP Chairman that was invited by DSS, for instance, over the dollar bazaar at their Port Harcourt primary?
“They would have said democracy is under threat, and would have fired a letter to the UN, as they often ridicule themselves.”
The former Labour Leader, alleged that: “A few important members of the APC may be conniving with the PDP, because they preferred the impunity of the PDP era.”
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