Evidences to prove the alleged receipt of kickbacks from aspirants by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, during the party’s recently concluded primaries, may soon emerge.
This is as the former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Timi Frank, has accused Oshiomhole of collecting over $50 million from different aspirants and candidates during the primary elections of the party.
He vowed to publish the names and amounts paid to lobby the APC chairman to clear aspirants and substitute names of duly elected candidates with those that failed.
According to the former APC chieftain, a huge amount of the alleged kickbacks came from Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa and Ogun states among others.
Frank’s allegation was contained in a statement he made available to newsmen on Thursday. He added that the Department of State Services (DSS) has presented its report and findings against Oshiomhole to President Muhammadu Buhari but that the president is still confused on how to address the matter.
He added, “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 noted that Oshiomhole will be noted the in history of Nigeria as a party chairman who had allegedly received such humongous bribe within a short period of time in office.
While he called on Buhari to act on the recommendations of the DSS by ordering Oshiomhole’s sack and prosecution if indeed his government is actually fighting corruption.
He said, “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.
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“This same Oshiomhole has been attacking the Senate President, calling on him to resign on moral ground. Can Oshiomhole now step aside while the investigation into his financial malfeasance is ongoing to justify his much talked about morality?”
The development is coming as Oshiomhole had in a statement earlier on Tuesday challenged Senate President Bukola Saraki, who had also suggested he collected bribes in hard currencies and Naira, to disclose those he received the bribes from or face him in court.
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