17 June 2018
Current All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman John Oyegun is at loggerheads with the former governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole because the latter has his eyes on taking over Oyegun’s job.
Oyegun wanted to remain in post beyond his current tenure, but Oshiomhole was keen to replace him and had the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari. Oyegun read the writing on the wall and decided against running against Oshiomhole. Incidentally, both men are from Edo State.
In recent times, especially as Oshiomhole emerged as the front-runner for the chairmanship, news has been leaking about the ex-governor’s criminality in his two terms in office. A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief has revealed to Naijiant.com that the source of the leaks about Oshiomhole is Oyegun.
Oyegun has been passing on insider information on corrupt deals carried out by Oshiomhole to the PDP, who have leaked the details to the media and also sent petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Last week, the PDP issued a statement challenging President Muhammadu Buhari to “prove the sincerity of his fight against corruption” by directing the investigation of Oshiomhole. The statement also alleged that there was “official shielding” of the ex-governor.
We challenge President @MBuhari to prove the sincerity of his fight against corruption by directing the investigation and arraignment of former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole over allegations of corruption. @officialEFCC @WhiteHouse @amnesty @anticorruption @theresa_may pic.twitter.com/6TZQ46QbcT
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) June 14, 2018
A video has recently appeared on social media entitled: “Oshiomhole – the man behind the biggest fraud ever”.
It provides details of a hospital built in Benin for billions of naira by Oshiomhole but lies empty today. Our source claims that this is the type of information being provided by Oyegun.
The source said Oyegun is backing another former Edo State governor, Osereimhen Osunbor, for the party chairmanship.