The travails of the embattled national chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), Adams Oshiomhole , took another dimension following his reported detention by the Department of State Services (DSS ) on Sunday over allegations of bribetaking.
His party has , however , refuted the report .
LEADERSHIP reports that Oshiomhole’ s continued position as party chairman has been under some cloud after the party ’ s recent primaries with reported threats by aggrieved stalwarts to unseat him.
Yesterday , a DSS source confirmed that the outspoken APC chairman was quizzed by DSS operatives for over nine hours over allegations that he took bribes during the primaries .
The source also disclosed that he was pressurised during interrogation by the DSS to resign his position as party chairman but he refused .
According to the source , “ Adams Oshiomhole was arrested by the DSS . They didn ’t show him any petition . It was alleged by some governors that he collected bribes 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 .”
Some APC governors were said to have alleged that Oshiomhole received bribes during the party ’ s primary elections across the country .
However , when the spokesperson of the DSS , Peter Nnochinyereonye , was contacted for confirmation, his number could not be reached .
It ’s Not True , Says APC
The ruling APC has denied that its national chairman , Comrade Adams Oshiomhole , was detained by the officers of the DSS as reported by the media .
Reacting to reports of the questioning of the chairman , the national publicity secretary of the party , Mallam Lanre Issa -Onilu, said Mr Oshiomhole was currently out of the country and could not immediately respond to the “ rumour ” .
The party said Comrade Oshiomhole travelled abroad Monday on personal grounds, declining further details about the trip.
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 ’