On Sunday the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole was shortly detained by the Department of state Security Services, DSS.
Oshiomhole was grilled by DSS operatives for nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country, according to cable.He was also pressured to resign during interrogation by the DSS.
But he disagreed emphasizing that he would only do so if he loses the confidence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC chairman told the DSS that the president was in the loop 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,” a source stated.
“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.”
“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 dispute. Elections in some states had to be re-ran.