The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said the Oshiomhole’s position as national chairman is not under any threat despite allegations that he (Oshiomhole) reportedly collected huge bribes from some governorship candidates.
The former Lagos State governor said based on this, he was not lobbying to save Oshiomhole’s job because there was no basis for it.
Speaking in an interview through his Media Adviser, Mr Tunde Rahman, he stated that allegations such as the one against the APC chairman were bound to trail party primaries as those who suffered electoral defeat would always want to blame somebody for their failure.
“I really don’t understand what you mean by lobbying. One, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is at present out of town. Two, and more importantly is the job of the APC Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, threatened in any way? I don’t think so.
“I’m aware that Chairman Oshiomhole has met with President Muhammadu Buhari at least twice since these allegations were made and the President has never indicated he has lost confidence in his chairman. All that has been said against the chairman remains mere allegations and he has challenged those who made such allegations to come forward with evidence.
“Allegations like that will normally come and this is understandable when you are confronted with primaries where some lost and some others won.”