The Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole is embroiled in yet another controversy. Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Timi Frank, has accused the party chairman of collecting over $50 million from different aspirants during the primaries.
Frank alleged that Oshiomole received a large percentage of money through proxies in States such as Imo, Zamfara, and Ogun where high discrepancy were recorded during the primary.
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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.