Unic Press UK: The Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole was held in custody for several hours Sunday, and interrogated by the state’s secret service agents over serious allegations of corruption.
After spending hours with the State Security Service (SSS), he quickly traveled out of the country, and has yet to make any written or verbal statement on his ordeal at the hands of law enforcement agents.
What we also know is that Oshiomhole has been warring with several APC apparatchiks, especially State Governors’ – Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Abdulazziz Yari (Zamfara) – over the conduct of the party’s primary elections.
In Imo, for example, Governor Okorocha, who’s never hidden his desperate plot to have his son-in-law Uche Nwosu emerge as his successor at Douglas House, Owerri, had accused the APC leadership of robbing Nwosu of the APC governorship ticket.
However, the Chairman of the Imo State governorship primary election, Ahmed Gulak had said in an interview – with the Vanguard Newspapers, Nigeria, – circa a week ago that the primary election was successful and that he had rejected a $2 million (₦725,749,000) bribe. “Naturally, even before I went to Imo State, I was offered a private jet to take me to Imo state, but I refused because I didn’t want to be compromised. I refused the private jet and even the tempting offer made to me, very tempting, we are talking about two million dollars here, which I refused,” Gulak said.
Reacting to the situation, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) issued a press statement Thursday, calling on the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) of Nigeria and INTERPOL to track down and apprehend Oshiomhole for trying to impede the cause of justice by sneaking out of the country at a time he ought to be facing serious allegations of corruption.
We charge the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and INTERPOL to help track down the factional National Chairman of the discredited @OfficialAPCNg Adams Oshiomhole, believed to be on the run outside the country since his reported interrogation by the DSS over alleged corruption pic.twitter.com/aoM7sDAXv7
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) November 8, 2018