The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the Presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for shielding the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, from investigation and prosecution over his alleged complicity in the bribery scandal that trailled the APC primaries.
The PDP made mockery of the current administration’s fight against corruption in a statement signed and issued to journalists on Thursday by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja
The opposition party further charged the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and INTERPOL to help track down Oshiomhole, who is reported to be away on a private overseas trip, and bring him to face the law.
The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and INTERPOL to help track down the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, believed to be on the run outside the country since his reported interrogation by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged corruption charges.
“The party notes that Adams Oshiomhole’s swift flight out of the country, at the heat of the investigation, is suspect and goes to confirm allegations that the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency is shielding him from prosecution for fear that his investigation would implicate certain interests at the Presidency and the APC.
“It is ludicrous that the APC, in its lying proclivities, believes that by dismissing Oshiomhole’s arrest as a rumour and aiding him to momentarily flee the country, it would succeed in getting him off the DSS hook as well as sweeping the matter out of public discourse with its famished broom.
“No! Nigerians are already aware that Oshiomhole has not denied his investigation including his reported confession that the Presidency was in the loop of all his actions.
“The PDP had always cautioned Adams Oshiomhole of his unbridled arrogance, lust for power and alleged embezzlement of public funds for which he must surely have his day in the hands of the law.
“The PDP, therefore, demands that APC and the Buhari Presidency must immediately produce Adams Oshiomhole to face investigation and prosecution in our courts.”