APC Spokespersons Fight Over Oshiomhole On WhatsApp

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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Adams Oshiomhole Exposed For Selling Shehu Sani’s Senatorial Ticket For Millions Of Dollars, To The Highest Bidder

Details have emerged on how the Kaduna Central Senatorial District ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was sold for $2 million, to Uba Sani, the Political Adviser to Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State.

A source privy to the deal spoke exclusively to SaharaReporters, in Abuja, on Friday.

According to the source, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, singlehandedly gave the money to Farouk Adamu.

He revealed that Adamu collected the cash in Abuja, on behalf of Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He revealed that the sum of N50 million was offered to the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, by Uba Sani, which he turned down.

The source also noted that Nabena had issued several press statements that Shehu Sani remained the only Candidate cleared for the zone, and Nabena had insisted that he would only do what the National Working Committee, NWC, asked him to do, as he had no power to upturn their decision.

Hadiza, however, threatened to do everything possible to stop Shehu Sani from getting the automatic ticket, whether the NWC liked it or not.

SaharaReporters (Not Post-Nigeria), gathered that after the failure of a series of attempts by the proxies to get Nabena’s cooperation, Hadiza decided to channel it through Farouk, who collected the cash.

The source also narrated how Governor El-Rufai slept in the National Chairman’s Office, and threatened to pitch tent with Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, if Shehu Sani’s name was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the APC Candidate for Kaduna Central Senatorial District.

Farouk, who headed a Presidential Committee on the APC primaries, collected the money without the knowledge of other members.

Members of the Committee include: the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

“He ignored the report of the Committee and took charge of making phone calls to Senators, to inform them who made the list and who did not. Why is it that those who got the tickets have not come out to defend Oshiomhole against the myriad of allegations of bribery levelled against him?” the source queried.

Investigations revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Sani Mustapha, the Senator representing Niger South Senatorial District, to return to the party.

Mustapha had announced his resignation from the party, on October 22, 2018, stating that, his decision to leave the party was due to the injustice done to him by the substitution of his name with that of Bima Mohammed, who was not cleared by the Panel.

According to information obtained by SaharaReporters, the President has asked him to go to court to challenge the injustice, and promised that he would get his (President’s) support.

“As I am talking to you now, Senator Sani Mustapha has returned to APC, and gone to court to challenge the manipulation of the results of the primaries”, the source revealed.

The backlash that followed the bribery allegations levelled against Oshiomhole, compelled his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, to issue a statement, on Thursday, in which Oshiomhole threatened to take legal action against further allegations.

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Saraki To Oshiomhole: You Have Lost Moral Right To Remain In Politics

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Wednesday hit out at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, saying that he had lost moral right to remain in politics.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin during the sixth remembrance prayer for his father, Saraki said Oshiomhole had ‘no locus standi to talk about morality in today’s Nigeria’s politics.

“That must be a joke coming from Oshiomhole talking about moral ground. I think Oshiomhole has no locus standi to talk about morality today. Oshiomhole is somebody who has been told to have been collecting not even naira but dollars from candidates and he is being accused by his party’s aspirants and governors. I don’t think he has any moral ground, even to continue to be in politics, not to talk about being a chairman of a party.

“I remember in those days, even Oyegun, they never accused him of something like this. I have left that party. I’m sure the President, based on integrity, knows the right thing to do. So, on moral ground, he cannot speak.”

The Chief Press Secretary to Oshiomhole, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, could not be reached for comments.

He neither picked the calls placed on his telephone nor responded to a text message from one of our correspondents.

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Oshiomhole, ex-APC Chieftain Trade Words Over Alleged $50m Bribe

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has accused the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, of  collecting over $50m from different aspirants during the last primaries of the party.

Frank alleged that a large percentage of the money was paid to Oshiomhole through proxies from Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa and Ogun states.

In a statement  on Thursday,  Frank  threatened to publish the names and the amount of money  paid by aspirants to allegedly bribe the  former Edo State governor  to clear them and substitute the names of duly elected candidates with those that failed.

But dismissing the allegations as “unfounded”, Oshiomhole labelled Frank “a political jobber”.

Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, he challenged Frank to publish the names of the alleged bribe givers or face legal action.

Ebegbulem said, “He is a political jobber looking for cheap popularity. How on earth would people of questionable character like Frank be questioning the integrity of the National Chairman? I challenge him to publish the names of those that gave the alleged bribes or we won’t hesitate to institute  legal action against him.”

Frank alleged that the DSS had  presented its report and findings against Oshiomhole to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said, “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 administration is a stinking house of corruption.”

Frank, however, called on the President to act on the recommendations of the DSS by ordering Oshiomhole’s sacking  and prosecution, if his government was actually fighting corruption or opposition.

He said, “We are in the know that President 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 a 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 grounds. Can Oshiomhole now step aside while investigation into his financial malfeasance is on going to justify his much talked about morality.”

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Former APC Chieftain Threatens To Name Politicians Who ‘Bribed’ Oshiomhole

Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has threatened to publish names and amounts paid to Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman during the party primaries.

He also claimed that Mr Oshiomhole collected over $50million from different aspirants and candidates.

According to Mr Frank, a large percentage of the money was paid to Mr Oshiomhole through proxies from Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa, Ogun states, among others.

In a statement signed in Abuja on Thursday, the former APC spokesman said: “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,” he said.

Expressing surprise at Mr Oshiomhole’s latest ordeal, he said the former labour leader will go down in history as a party chairman who allegedly received such “humongous bribe within a short period of time in office”.

Mr Frank, however, called on the president to act on the recommendations of the DSS by ordering “Oshiomhole’s sack and prosecution, if his (Buhari) government is actually fighting corruption or opposition”.

He continued: “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 ongoing to justify his much talked about morality?”

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“How Oshiomhole Received $55 Million Bribes To Rig APC Primaries” – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman Adams Oshiomhole, Sahara Reporters is reporting.

The DSS reportedly told Buhari that Oshiomhole received at least $55 million in bribes to manipulate the party’s primaries across Nigeria.

The secret police also reportedly forwarded its findings to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“Total $55 million is what Adams is alleged to have received. Some party chieftains claim it is $80 million,” Sahara Reporters quoted a source to have said.

According to the DSS report, Oshiomhole received $17 million as bribe from Zamfara. He allegedly took $10 million for himself and shared $7 million among former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu; former Governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo; and other APC chieftains.

“Adamu was the collection coordinator,” Sahara Reporters’ source was quoted to have said.

“Hope Uzodinma, the APC governorship candidate in Imo State, gave $3 million. Rochas Okorocha, Governor of the state, offered $500,000 but it was rejected.

“Dapo Abiodun, the APC candidate in Ogun State, paid $5 million.

“The DSS also said some of the money was paid into Oshiomhole’s niece’s account,” the source was quoted to have said.

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EXPOSED!!! Full List Of The Names Of All The APC 2019 Aspirants Who Allegedly Bribed Adams Oshiomhole And The Amounts

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has accused the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, of allegedly collecting over $50 million, from different Aspirants and Candidates, during the last primaries of the party.

Frank said that a large percentage of the money was paid to Oshiomhloe through proxies from Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa, and Ogun States, among others.

Post-Nigeria recalls, that the Department of State Security Services, DSS, had interrogated Oshiomhole, over allegations of bribery and corruption.

In a statement signed in Abuja, on Thursday, the former APC Spokesman, threatened to publish the names and amounts paid to lobby the National Chairman to clear Aspirants and substitute the names of duly elected Candidates, with those that failed.

However, dismissing the allegations as unfounded, Oshiomhole described Frank as an unstable character, not deserving of attention.

Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, he challenged Frank to publish the names of the alleged bribe givers, or face legal action.

“He is a political jobber looking for cheap popularity. How on earth would people of questionable character like Frank, be questioning the integrity of the National Chairman? I challenge him to publish the names of those that gave the alleged bribe, or we will not hesitate to institute a legal action against him.”

Frank alleged that the DSS had presented its report and findings against Oshiomhole to President Muhammadu Buhari, but that the President is still in a dilemma on what to do.

He said: “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, however, called on the President to act on the recommendations of the DSS, by ordering Oshiomhole’s sacking and prosecution, if his government is actually fighting corruption or the opposition.

“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 grounds. Can Oshiomhole now step aside while the investigation into his financial malfeasance is ongoing, to justify his much talked about morality”, Frank asked.

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Bukola Saraki Launches Harsh Attacks On Oshiomole, Shows The Embattled APC Chairman Exit Door

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Wednesday hit out at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, saying that he had lost moral right to remain in politics.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin during the sixth remembrance prayer for his father, Saraki said Oshiomhole had ‘no locus standi to talk about morality in today’s Nigeria’s politics.

“That must be a joke coming from Oshiomhole talking about moral ground. I think Oshiomhole has no locus standi to talk about morality today. Oshiomhole is somebody who has been told to have been collecting not even naira but dollars from candidates and he is being accused by his party’s aspirants and governors. I don’t think he has any moral ground, even to continue to be in politics, not to talk about being a chairman of a party.

“I remember in those days, even Oyegun, they never accused him of something like this. I have left that party. I’m sure the President, based on integrity, knows the right thing to do. So, on moral ground, he cannot speak.”

The Chief Press Secretary to Oshiomhole, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, could not be reached for comments.

He neither picked the calls placed on his telephone nor responded to a text message from one of our correspondents.

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Embattled Oshiomhole Declares War On Saraki, Gives Senate President ‘Quit Notice Order’

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s continued stay in office is unacceptable to the party.

The APC National Chairman, also said that it would be strange if the ruling party is experiencing “graveyard peace”, against the backdrop of recent events in the APC.

Oshiomhole made this disclosure when he appeared on Arise Television.

He added that the APC is prone to controversies, because it is a large party.

Recall, that last week, Oshiomhole was detained by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, and grilled for 9 hours, after some Governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country.

In his reaction, Oshiomhole disclosed that although the aggrieved members were allowed to grumble, but the party has moved on, and has put in place internal procedures for reconciliation.

“We have finished our primaries and we have submitted names to INEC, and there are internal procedures for reconciliation, and we are working on them.

“We are a large governing party, and it will only be strange if we are having graveyard peace. People are allowed to grumble, and grumbling is allowed. We should move on and find solutions.”

Asked whether the party still has plans to remove Saraki, he replied: “I think it is about morality.

“We just had an election in the US. The Democrats won more members in the Congress. Without much ado, the Leadership of the House changed. This question did not have to arise. Saraki belongs to a minority party; as it stands today, in the Senate.

“The truth about democracy, is that it is a game of numbers. It is unacceptable that minority provides Leadership over majority.”

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Oshiomole, Okorocha Unending Feud Takes A New Twist, As Governor Makes Shocking Revelation About APC National Chairman

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has taken on the National Chairman the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, over the bribery allegation levelled against him, describing the chairma as an expert in falsehood and manipulation

Okorocha, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwemeodo, said that he was not surprised at the allegation as a member of the party, Ahmed Gulak, had made the same allegation.

He said, “In giving account of his encounter with the DSS, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole once again took on Governor Rochas Okorocha, talking about how the governor offered him bribe and he refused and repeated his claim that he wants to stop the governor from building family dynasty.”

“Alhaji Ahmed Gulak had one month after his kidnap tale also made the same allegation of two mgationillion dollars bribe which he said he also rejected. Our worry is that Comrade Oshiomhole and Gulak have decided to impugn on the intelligence of Nigerians with all these their latest accounts.”

“On the side of Oshiomhole he has been telling the world that he wants to stop Okorocha from building a dynasty in Imo. And he only needed to be questioned by the DSS Personnel to remember that the governor offered him bribe and he refused. Do Gulak and Oshiomhole think that Nigerians are not intelligent enough to detach the truth from falsehood. These are partners in falsehood and they are on media campaign to cover up the mess they put themselves in Imo.”

To say the least, Adams Oshiomhole is the “father – father”of family dynasty or nepotism or “familiocracy”. Uche Nwosu is from Nkwerre Local Government, while Rochas Okorocha is from Ideato South LGA. They have no relationship aside the inlaw issue. The only relation of Governor Okorocha who is in his government is Ogechi Ololo from Owerri North. She does not answer Ogechi Okorocha. There is no other direct or indirect relation of Okorocha in his government. So, as it stands now, Rochas is the only Okorocha running election.”

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