The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly found its way to private messaging platform WhatsApp.
APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole, who has been accused of receiving $55 million in bribes to rig the party’s primary elections, is at the middle of the crisis that greeted and trails the primaries.
The allegations, reports say, came from the Department of State Services (DSS) which has reportedly asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the APC chairman. The secret police had also detained and questioned Oshiomhole over the allegations.
But Oshiomhole’s spokesperson Simon Ebegbulem, on Thursday, released a statement urging APC and opposition figures to leave the party chairman alone.
“The primary elections of the APC, which were at the root of these malicious attacks, have come and gone, but it is understandable that those who lost out in the transparent exercise conducted by the party under the leadership of Comrade Oshiomhole, have been exercising their rights to protest,” Ebegbulem’s statement read in part.
“Enough is enough. We urge our respected media outfits to exercise caution not to be used by unscrupulous elements.
“Except such persons or media house can provide evidence,” the statement read.
Ebegbulem posted the statement on a WhatsApp platform to which APC deputy national publicity secretary Yekini Nabena also belongs.
“Simon, please stop all this media propaganda and face the reality on ground,” Nabena, according to Premium Times, replies Ebegbulem.
“The damages (are) affecting the party,” Nabena said.
Meanwhile, Oshiomhole has threatened to sue anyone who accuses him of corruption regarding the conduct of the APC primaries.
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