According to information garnered from reliable sources, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, was detailed by the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Sunday.
It was reported Oshiomhole was interrogated for close to nine hours by operatives of the DSS after allegations of bribery were levelled against the APC Chairman by some disgruntled governors during the party’s primary elections recently carried out across the country.
He was also pressured to resign during the interrogation by the DSS but Oshiomhole refused stating he can only do so if he loses trust and confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC Chairman also informed the DSS the president is acquainted with all the actions 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 said.
“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.”
Another source said the president expressed was dismayed at the governors’ move, saying he was not aware of the development.
“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 controversies with elections being repeated in some states.