The governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that he is not behind the interrogation of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Department of State Services (DSS).
It was widely reported that Oshiomhole was detained and quizzed by the DSS after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections.
The report also alleged that the former Edo state governor was pressured to resign during the interrogation. And he was said to have travelled out of the country after his encounter with the DSS.
You will recall that Governor Amosun fell out with the leadership of the party after it chose Dapo Abiodun as his state’s gubernatorial candidate as against the governor’s preferred candidate Abiodun Akinlade.
Speaking with journalists at the presidential villa after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 8, 2018, Governor Amosun said he does not “have to hide under a finger to fight” anyone.
“I think you are probably giving me an oversight role and I am not a security person, so clearly I think that question will not be for me. I don’t have to hide under a finger to fight.
“If there is need for me to put my views across, you know me by now that I will do it.”
Asked to comment on Oshiomohole’s reported trip out of the country, the governor said he is “not well suited” to respond to such a question.
“I have told you those things are beyond my pedigree and you are asking me questions that I am not well suited for.
“The one that I have to talk about we have said it loud and clear that it doesn’t even need adding anything”.