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APC crisis: Oshiomhole opens up on being arrested by DSS, blasts PDP

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has denied that he was arrested, detained and granted administrative bail by the Department of State Services (DSS), after nine hours of interrogation.

Oshiomhole, speaking with editors in Lagos, insisted that he saw DSS once and had conversation with them.

“It was not an arrest or detention”, he said.

His words, “The conversation centered around APC primaries. The question now is whether or not it is the DSS job to interfere in a political party’s issues. And if there’s an allegation of corruption, it is the responsibility of EFCC and ICPC.”

Oshiomhole dismissed the rumour that DSS rescheduled another meeting with him.

The former Edo state governor also said he was not released on administrative bail, adding that the Governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, did not come to pick him up from the DSS office.

“I was the one who called Yahaya Bello and he came but I drove home in my own car.”

Reacting on the Peoples Democratic Party’s call for his arrest, Oshiomhole said, “What would they have said if it was the PDP chairman that was invited by DSS, for instance over the dollar bazaar at their Port Harcourt primary?

“They would have said democracy is under threat and would have fired a letter to the UN as they often ridicule themselves.”

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