👤 By Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
The President of the eight Senate Bukola Saraki has blasted Adams Oshiomhole, stating that he has no “no locus standi to talk about morality.”
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin during the sixth remembrance prayer for his father, Senator Saraki, a former Governor of Kwara State, explained that Comrade Oshiomhole, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress does not even have any moral ground to continue to be in politics.
Senator Saraki, who has since joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP from the APC said Comrade Oshiomhole should leave politics because he 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.”
He said: “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.”
Comrade Oshiomhole was recently questioned by the Department of State Security Service, DSS, over the conduct of the primaries held by the APC, the ruling party in Nigeria.
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The interrogation was said to have said to have been instigated by those whose candidate lost tickets in the primaries.
Aisha, the wife of President Buhari is among those upset with the APC National Chairman.
Upset by her brother’s failure to win the party ticket in Adamawa, Mrs Buhari came out to lambaste the ruling party.
In a tweet posted through her verified twitter account, she said she “will not hesitate than DISSOCIATE from such unfairness, be neutral and speak for the voiceless.”
She also advised Nigerians going to the polls that they must “vote wisely.”
Last month, sources privy to the internal wrangling of the APC, informed DENISAURUS News that Comrade Oshiomhole was having a tough time.
He was seen scaling a fence after members descended on the national headquarters in Abuja, following fall out from the primaries.
Comrade Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo state who took over from John Oyegun has been accused of disorientating the party.
A governor from the South East, who wished to impose his chosen candidate on the party is at loggerheads with Comrade Oshiomhole.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State said who wants his son-in-law Uche Nwosu to take over from him in 2019, attacked the chairman of his party, who he accused of running a system of “familiocracy.”
Governor Okorocha also claims that Comrade Oshiomohole is the reason why voters are deserting the ruling party.
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During an interview, the outgoing Governor of Imo State who is running for Senate said: “To say the least, Adams Oshiomhole is the “father – father” of family dynasty or nepotism or “familiocracy.”
He adds: “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.”
“But Oshiomhole is the known family dynasty builder. And Edo State is the victim. In fact, he is the architect of “familiocracy”. Oshiomhole is the National Chairman of APC and governor for eight years. Rilwan Oshiomhole, his younger brother, is a Commissioner in Edo State Oil Producing Development Commission (EDSOPEDEC).
“Seid Aliyu Oshiomhole, another younger brother, is the House of Assembly candidate for Etsako West 2 State Constituency. Yakubu Oshiomhole is the Secretary to the Local Government Commission; Dr. Cyril Adams Oshiomhole is vying for the House of Representatives for Etsako Federal Constituency.
“With all these, between Rochas Okorocha whose only relation in government is Ogechi Ololo from Owerri North and Adams Oshiomhole who has the Oshiomholes in government or contesting positions, who should be accused of building a dynasty or running a “familiocracy”?
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has said it would investigate the APC national chairman over allegation of corruption that has trailed him since the primaries, DENISAURUS News can report.
Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of the ICPC told protesters on Wednesday (November 14) who stormed the commission their petition would be looked into.
Ms Okoduwa said: “First of all, we will verify whether indeed he has a petition and from there, we will look at what they are complaining against.
“Then, the next step is to investigate the petition and see whether there is anything worthy of investigating in the matter.”