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Primaries: APC governor reportedly offered Oshiomhole $500,000 bribe to impose candidate

- Fresh details on why some APC governors want Oshiomhole sacked have emerged - An unconfirmed report stated that Oshiomhole’s refusal to collect bribes and impose some candidates anointed by the governors is the reason behind his ordeal - The report specified that an unnamed governor offered the APC chairman $500,000 bribe but he rejected it There are strong allegations that the embattled national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is being hunted by some governors due to his strong stance not to impose the governors’ anointed candidates against party guidelines. In a report by The Nation, a yet to be named governor allegedly offered Oshiomhole $500,000 which he reportedly rejected. While the unnamed governor wanted the APC chairman to impose his anointed governorship candidate, Oshiomhole insisted on following the guidelines of the party for primaries. READ ALSO: 2019: Akwa Ibom PDP loses party chieftain, supporters to APC Oshiomhole’s refusal to collect bribes from godfathers and candidates reportedly accounted for the plot against him, a source who spoke to The Nation alleged. “At a stage, a governor became agitated and offered Oshiomhole about $500,000 to make sure that his candidate got a governorship ticket. “The bribe sum was later hauled in cash to Oshiomhole’s office by one of the emissaries of the affected governors. But the APC chairman rejected the bribery. “What the APC chairman did was to brief some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) on what transpired. He also intimidated some leaders of the party too. The party adhered strictly to its guidelines and the governor’s candidate lost out. “The governor later turned out to have joined forces in the plot to remove Oshiomhole to teach the APC chairman a lesson. It was surprising to see the governor coordinating nocturnal meetings to sack Oshiomhole. “The facts and witnesses are there. In the fullness of time, the name of the governor will be released. Maybe when he does not have immunity again, he will pay the price,” the source was quoted to have said. Regarding the crisis in the Imo state chapter of the party, another source cited by the newspaper also said that the APC leadership tried its best to strike a fair deal with Governor Rochas Okorocha on a 55-45% basis. Legit.ng gathers that Okorocha, however, insisted on 100% concession. The source said: “APC leaders met the governor and it was agreed that as the APC leader in the state, he should go back and do justice. “We offered him a fair deal. We said he should take 55% of the available seats and concede 45% of elective offices to others in the state. He accepted the deal but he returned to Imo to take 100% control of everything. “At this point, we have no choice than to leave his fate to APC members to decide. This was why he lost out.” The source said the APC structure in Imo state at present is disproportional saying “Okorocha is the governor, his former personal assistant is the deputy governor, his son-in-law was a former commissioner and aspiring governorship candidate; his sister is the deputy Chief of Staff/ commissioner; the governor has also secured a senatorial ticket and he has given tickets to many loyalists.” The source added that the APC may retain the current deputy governor, Eze Madumere as running mate to its governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma. PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Akoko-Edo Youth Vanguard, a group which supports Oshiomhole, stated that it would resist any plan to sack the former governor from office or humiliate him. The group rated Oshiomhole high in achievements since he became the chairman of the APC adding that this had seen him re-positioning the party and making it win the Ekiti and Osun state governorship polls. The national coordinator of the group, Comrade Segun Jasper, said the use the DSS to harass Oshiomhole is an exercise in futility. NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have updated to serve you better President Buhari on 2019 Presidential Election: Will You Vote For Him? | Legit TV Source: Legit.ng

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