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I Never Met Tinubu In London, Says Oshiomhole



The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has refuted media reports suggesting that he met with national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in London over his interaction with the Department of State Services (DSS).

Oshiomhole spoke to reporters  in Benin City  yesterday after attending the inter-denominational service to mark Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second year in office.

Oshiomhole explained that there was no reason for him to go to London to see Tinubu when he could easily see him in Lagos, just as he asserted that he has unhindered access to the presidential villa, Abuja, if he wanted to see the leader of the APC, President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Why will I go to London to see Tinubu when I can see him in Bourdilon? What are the issues between him and me that we are to resolve in London? The leader of party, which is President Buhari, I have access to the Villa all the times. I don’t need to go to London to see my leader through the Queen,” he said, describing the report as false.

“The truth is that once a news reporter succeeds in preaching one lie, he is obliged to preach several lies to sustain the one lie.  Some of the media, having allowed opposition to misuse them to peddle fake news, they now feel obliged to continue faking more news, but I am here and I am fine,” he added.

Speaking on the grievances of some aspirants, Oshiomhole urged them to learn from President Buhari who contested for the presidency three times without losing hope.

He said there was no way he could make all the contestants win at the primaries.

Meanwhile, Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, explained that the crisis rocking the party is not unconnected to Oshiomhole’s determination to bring about changes in the party, saying nobody is above the law.

In an apparent reference to aggrieved fellow governors who are at loggerheads with Oshiomhole over the outcome of the party’s primaries, Obaseki said Nigerians under the Buhari-led administration were now afraid to commit crimes because they know there would be repercussions.