Oshiomhole threatens Saraki with law suit

Posted by Grand News | 16 November 2018 | 1,358 times


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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday threatened to sue Senate President, Dr. Bukola saraki over his comments on corruption allegations against Oshiomhole.

According to Thisday, Saraki had on Wednesday in Ilorin said Oshiomhole was morally challenged to ask him to resign his Senate presidency on moral grounds, saying multiple allegations of corruption against the APC national chairman ought to have compelled him to stand down from politics.

A rankled Oshiomhole came out smoking yesterday through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, asking Saraki to name those alleging corruption against him or face a law suit.

But Saraki, through his Special Adviser on Media, Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he could not be intimidated by threat of a law suit, telling Oshiomhole that he was ready to meet him in court.

In fact, the Senate president showed no remorse, saying he was waiting to see how President Muhammadu Buhari would handle the allegations levelled against his party’s chairman.

The APC chairman in his statement said it was pathetic and irresponsible for the Senate president to resort to petty politics, describing Saraki as a usurper and pretender to the position of Senate president, adding that he had no moral ground to call for his resignation as the national chairman of the ruling party.

Oshiomhole said, “It is sad that Saraki, who just woke up from slumber occasioned by his crushing defeat at the Port Harcourt presidential primary election of his party, could degenerate to such a low level.

“It is equally sad, but not unexpected, that Saraki, who is politically drowning, would make such libelous comments against the national chairman of the APC. And I challenge Saraki to mention one name of an aspirant that gave money to the national chairman or we file a legal action against him.”

Oshiomhole said whereas, the basis on which Saraki made those comments “was tenuous and unjustifiable, it is on record that Saraki has been in the eye of investigations by the EFCC and the ICPC for sundry cases of corruption. That is the same man that has taken it upon himself to question Oshiomhole’s credibility.

“We challenge him to mention one person, who has claimed that he gave money to Oshiomhole to influence him and the decision of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in the just-concluded primary elections.”


Source: Grand News

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