Oshiomhole returns, says ‘some important APC members working for PDP’

By Sageer Kabeer

National chairman of the running All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has returned to the country, saying some prominent APC members are working for PDP.

The party leader also said his invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS) was unnecessary because the agency should have no business with political parties affairs.

He said “a few important members of APC may be conniving with PDP because they preferred the impunity of the PDP era”

The APC chairman was interrogated by the secret police before he traveled to the United States 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,” Oshiomhole said in Lagos in Saturday during an interview with some senior journalists.

He, however, said contrary to reports, he “saw DSS only once and it was a conversation, not an arrest or detention.”

On calls by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Interpol to arrest him, he said: “What would they have said if it was the PDP chairman that was invited by 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.”

Some APC governors and other prominent members of the ruling party are at war with Oshiomhole for their inability to get tickets for their candidates ahead of the 2019 elections.