Oshiomhole Returns, Slams DSS, PDP

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, returned to the country yesterday and disclosed all about his encounter with officers of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Oshiomhole, who met with Editors in Lagos, after his return from London, however, described his engagement with the DSS officers as a “conversation” and not an “arrest” or “detention.”

The embattled National Chairman was said to have visited his wife, who is ill, in the United States and later met with  the APC National Leader,  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in London.

He had been at the centre of controversy emanating from his purported arrest and detention by DSS officers last week.

“The conversation centred around APC primaries. The question now is whether or not it is the DSS job to interfere in a political party’s issues. And if there’s an allegation of corruption, it is the responsibility of EFCC and ICPC,” the former Edo State governor said.

The former Edo State governor dismissed the rumour that the DSS rescheduled another meeting with him after the initial one, while also debunking the report that he was released on administrative bail by the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

“I was the one who called Yahaya Bello and he came, but I drove home in my own car,” Oshiomhole said.

On the call for his arrest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the APC National Chairman said: “What would they have said if it was the PDP chairman that was invited by the DSS, for instance, over the dollar bazaar at their Port Harcourt primary? They would have said democracy is under threat and would have fired a letter to the UN, as they often ridicule themselves”.


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