Nigeria to probe ruling party’s chief over corruption allegation

first_imgNigeria widens corruption probe targeting army officers Nigeria Crackdown On Corruption Nigeria’s ruling party endorses Buhari for second termcenter_img Nigeria’s anti-graft body said Wednesday that it would probe the allegation of corruption leveled against the chairman of the country’s ruling party during the recently concluded party primaries.Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC) told reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, that Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), would be investigated.The ICPC’s decision to investigate Oshiomhole came barely one week after he was quizzed by the country’s secret police over alleged anomalies in the APC primaries.He was quizzed by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) over a complaint from some aggrieved governors that he allegedly received bribes during the recently held primary elections of the party.Oshiomhole, during the DSS interrogation, was asked to resign from his position as national chairman, according to reports.The APC chairman has been engaged in a war of words with some state governors.At least two governors had openly criticized the party chairman for rejecting their preferred candidates for the 2019 general elections.The country’s next general elections are scheduled for February-March 2019.Relatedlast_img

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