APC reacts to alleged detention of Oshiomhole by DSS over bribery

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."
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