Leave us alone, face corruption charges, PDP tells Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to face his pending corruption allegations instead of attacking the PDP.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement advised the former Edo State governor to, instead of trying to launder his image by attacking the PDP, redeem his name by submitting himself to the Department of State Services and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to answer allegations of corruption as Edo State governor as well as alleged misconduct as the APC Chairman.

He challenged Oshiomhole to respond to the allegations that he fled the country in the wake of his reported interrogation by the DSS in 2018 over accusations of corruption.

Ologbondiyan said, “This is a leader who had accepted that his party and the government it formed are sanctuaries of corrupt persons, when he stated, at the APC campaign rally in Edo State last year that  ‘once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven.’

“Moreover, instead of this fixation on the PDP, Oshiomhole already has his plate full with the crisis in his home state, Edo, where he is generally believed to be responsible for political tension by trying to force himself on the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, as godfather.

“Oshiomhole needs to concentrate on the crisis rocking his party as well as the Presidency where the members of the cabal are at daggers drawn over the sharing of positions as “booty” of a rigged election.”