The presidency said on Wednesday that it was not aware that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a thorough investigation into the alleged invitation and brief detention of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
It was claimed that Oshiomhole, who has been having a running battle with some key stakeholders in the party following its recently concluded controversial primaries, was quizzed for over nine hours by DSS operatives over alleged bribery levelled against him by some governors of the party.
Oshiomhole was said to have been freed following the prompt intervention of APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
It was also learnt that President Buhari, who was shocked by the development as he did not authorise it, had ordered a full investigation into the issue.
However, when contacted, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said he was not aware that the president had ordered investigation into the matter.
“I am not aware the president has said anything like that,” he told our reporter.
Confusion pervaded the national secretariat of the party on Wednesday as report of the alleged quizzing of Oshiomhole by DSS operatives gathered momentum.
A source at the secret service, however, claimed he was not aware of the development.
The online medium had also claimed that following the damning evidence presented by his interrogators, the former Edo State governor was asked to resign his position as chairman of the party, a move that was reportedly rebuffed by the former labour leader.
The development left staff at the party’s secretariat in a frenzy and confusion as many were seen discussing in hushed tones about it.