The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has left for the United States of America after his quizzing over the weekend by the Department of State Services.
This development was confirmed by the National Publicity of the APC, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who, however, did not state where Oshiomhole travelled to.
Operatives of the DSS were reported to have quizzed the former Edo State Governor on Sunday and Monday, before his sudden travel, which Issa-Onilu said had been on the cards but was delayed owing to the submission of the lists of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Oshiomhole’s interrogation by the DSS was said to have been prompted by numerous petitions received on the primaries of the party.
Among states where petitions were said to have been sent to the DSS and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against the conduct of Oshiomhole during the primaries were Imo, Ogun, Niger, Zamfara Kaduna, Bauchi, Adamawa, Delta and Cross River.
But Issa-Onilu on Thursday said the party was not aware of the quizzing of Oshiomhole by the DSS and also confirmed that he had traveled out of the country.
He said: “We do not have any information on this rumour.
“More so, the chairman is not around in the country to confirm or deny this.
“As soon as we have any relevant information, you’ll be updated.
“He travelled last night (Tuesday night).
“I do not have this information (on where he travelled to).
“I do know it’s a scheduled personal trip he could not make last week due to the November 2 deadline for the submission of candidates.”
Owing to this development, the Peoples Democratic Party called on the National Intelligence Agency, International Police and the DSS not to allow Oshiomhole escape justice.
It said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that the journey by Oshiomhole could be a move to escape answering to the allegations against him.