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Timi Frank Accuses Oshiomhole of Receiving Bribes
Former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressive Congress has accused National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole of receiving bribes worth $50million from aspirants in the just concluded primaries of the party.
According to report from the Punch Newspaper, Frank said that a large percentage of the money was paid to Oshiomhole through proxies from Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa and Ogun states.
Frank had also on Thursday, threatened to publish the names as well as the amount of money aspirants had paid to allegedly bribe Oshiomhole to clear them and substitute the names elected candidates with those that had lost.
Replying to Frank’s accusation, the former Edo state governor had in a statement by his chief press secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, challenged Frank to publish the names of those he had collected bribe from or face legal action.
“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,” Ebegbulem said.
Frank alleged that the Department State Security had presented its report and findings against Oshiomhole to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“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,” he said.
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.
He said: “We are in the know that President Buhari has received the DSS report on Adams Oshiomhole and Nigerians are patiently waiting for the action or inaction of his government, because this is an administration that has claimed fighting corruption as an achievement.
“In the history of party administration in Nigeria, no party chairman has been accused of collecting the jaw-breaking amount of money allegedly collected within a short period in office like Comrade Oshiomhole has allegedly done.
“Instead of Oshiomhole to clear his name, he has taken to a diversionary path, asking the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to resign. Nigerians are not gullible. We shall wait to see how the acclaimed anti-corruption regime will act on this particular issue.
“This same Oshiomhole has been attacking the Senate president, calling on him to resign on moral grounds. Can Oshiomhole now step aside while investigation into his financial malfeasance is ongoing to justify his much talked about morality.”