The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has broke silence over the Department of State Services (DSS) threat forcing him to resign as party chairman.
The national chairman of the APC, however, debunked allegations that his invitation by the DSS was linked to any financial fraud case, he also said he was not arrested but was engaged in a routine meeting with the security agency.
He said, “We have met a couple of times to discuss issues that have to do with the country, our party, if they have information or if there are certain clarifications they need… we’ve had conversations on a variety of issues.
“For the man on the street, I wasn’t hired (arrested) by DSS and I cannot be requested by the DSS to resign or to retain the job.
“APC is a structured party, we have organs, I know the processes, we know the procedures and I believe the DSS also understand their own role in the system.
“It is not up to them to demand the resignation of a party chairman. If there are issues of finances or issues of fraud or corruption, I don’t think those fall within the purview of DSS.
“I think there are established agencies like the EFCC. We even have a whole outfit, the ICPC – whose mandate is expressly to deal with alleged cases of corruption or financial abuses.
“The role of the DSS is clear – state security”.