The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has mocked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his alleged arrest and detention by the Department of State Services (DSS).
He said that if it was their (PDP) chairman that was rumoured to have been so invited and detained by the security agency, they would have cried to high heaven about democracy being under threat.
“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.”
Oshimhole, who denied that he was arrested, detained and granted administrative bail by the DSS after nine hours of interrogation, said: “it was not an arrest or detention.”
He told a group of media editors in Lagos today, Saturday that he saw DSS once and had conversation with them.
“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 even as he said that he was not released on administrative bail.
He said that it was him that invited the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and that he 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.”
On the call by the PDP 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.”