Allegedly bribery: Oshiomhole threatens to sue Saraki for libel

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
Adams Oshiomhole’s life has been that of struggle for the improvement of society, especially of the living conditions of the common Nigerians. This is the remark made by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on the occasion of the 68th birthday of the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Oshiomho

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to sue Senate President Bukola Saraki over his claim that he collected bribe.

Describing the claim by Saraki as libelous, he stated that unless he justified his claim, he would be sue him.

Bukola Saraki who was reacting to Oshiomhole’s campaign for his removal as Senate President said the APC national chairman had no moral right to do that.

He said having been accused of involvement in bribery, he should simply resign from politics.

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But in a statement issued on Thursday by his media aide, Simon Egbebulem, Oshiomhole described Saraki as a drowning politician.

He said although it was sad that he made such a statement against him, it was not unexpected.

The statement reads in part: “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.

“Whereas, the basis on which he 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 Comrade 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.”

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