Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has revealed how the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, allegedly collected over $50million from different aspirants and candidates during the ruling party’s primaries.
He stated that a large part of the money was paid to the former Edo State governor through proxies from Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa and Ogun states among others, threatening to publish the names and amounts allegedly paid to lobby Oshiomhole to clear aspirants and substitute the names of duly-elected candidates with those that failed.
Newsworth recalls that the Department of State Services, DSS, had been widely reported to have interrogated Oshiomhole, and reportedly did ask him to resign over allegations of bribery and corruption against him.
In a statement signed in Abuja on Thursday, the former APC spokesman disclosed that the DSS has presented its report and findings against Oshiomhole to President Muhammadu Buhari but the President is still in dilemma on what to do, he challenged the President to prove his government is actually fighting corruption by ordering the sack and prosecution of Oshiomhole.
The statement read, “I dare say that this singular act of refusing to order the prosecution of Oshiomhole over sundry acts of bribery and corruption he committed as contained in the DSS report, President Buhari has shown that his APC-led administration is a stinking house of corruption.”
Frank further stated that the former Labour leader will go down in history as a party chairman who had allegedly received such humongous bribe within a short period of time in office.
According to him, “We are in the know that President Muhammadu Buhari has received the DSS report on Adams Oshiomhole and Nigerians are patiently waiting for the action or inaction of his government because this is an administration that has claimed fighting corruption as an achievement.
“In the history of party administration in Nigeria, no party chairman has been accused of collecting the jaw-breaking amount of money allegedly collected within a short period in office like Comrade Oshiomhole has allegedly done.
“Instead of Oshiomhole to clear his name, he has taken to diversionary path asking the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki to resign. Nigerians are not gullible. We shall wait to see how the acclaimed anti-corruption regime will act on this particular issue.
“This same Oshiomhole has been attacking the Senate President, calling on him to resign on moral ground, can Oshiomhole now step aside while investigation into his financial malfeasance is on going to justify his much talked about morality?” Frank asked.