The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, is expected to return to the Department of State Security Services, DSS, for further interrogation, anytime he returns back to the country.
It was gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari was informed by the Director-General of the DSS, Yusufi Bichi, about the desire of the Agency to grill Oshiomhole, over allegations levelled against him by some aggrieved members of the party
Presidency sources revealed that the President actually asked the DSS to “go ahead and do their job”, when he was told about the allegations of the party National Chairman.
Recall that Oshiomhole, who became the National Chairman of the APC, less than five months ago, has been having a running battle with some Governors and Leaders within the ruling party.
Security sources confirmed that Oshiomhole would be expected to return for interrogation on his return to the country.
Investigations showed that the interrogation of Oshiomhole was kept secret, because the DSS believed it was a party matter.
The source said: “The Comrade (Oshiomhole) is expected to return for further interrogation when he returns to the country. That is why we released him on administrative bail. The President had asked the DSS to go ahead and do their job.
“We are still looking at his statements, and also carrying out further investigations. This type of operation is not meant for the members of the public.
“Rather, we will brief the President when the report is ready. Oshiomhole is the National Chairman of the President’s political party. He deserves to know our report first.”
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has urged the DSS to probe Oshiomhole’s call logs, for the period the party’s primaries lasted.
He also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to join the DSS in looking into the financial transactions made by the party Chairman, within the period under review.
Okechukwu, who is a Chieftain of the party in Enugu State, made the call at a Media briefing at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Thursday.
He argued that recent revelations about the National Chairman’s grilling by the DSS, over allegations of financial impropriety, were sufficient reasons for him to resign.
The VON DG stated: “Penultimate week, I joined the league of APC moral Leaders, faithful and men of good conscience, to call on Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, to honourably resign forthwith as the Chairmanship of our great party. In his usual narcissistic disposition, he refused.
“As the Oshiohmole Must Go wave raged, the Department of State Services got wind of it. They interrogated him and I patiently waited to read from Comrade Oshiomhole and his spin doctors, over his tango with the DSS, in the social or main stream media; neither rebuttal nor denial came from them.
“I, therefore, once again stridently call on Comrade Oshiomhole to instead of pontification, grandstanding, and running away from the country, do the needful by honourably resigning the Chairmanship of our great party.”
Okechukwu said it would appear that the APC National Chairman was running away from duty to evade the substitution window, meant to redress the grievances of party members who were “causalities of his nepotism”.
He further revealed: “One would not bother you with Oshiomhole’s malfeasance as his nepotism, undue substitution of Candidates, and cash-and-carry primaries are in the public domain.
“One, once more, challenges the DSS to scroll the phone-log of Comrade and his nepostic court of cronies. I also urge the EFCC to join in this probe, and I am sure it will expose how low the party has sunk under this Chairman.”
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