National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole was arrested and detained on Sunday by the Department of State Services (DSS).
He has however since regained his freedom.
The Cable reports that Oshiomhole, during his time in the custody of the DSS, was grilled for up to nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country.
Sources also revealed that Oshiomhole was asked to resign his position as APC national chairman during the interrogation by the DSS.
Oshiomhole however, reportedly refused to resign, saying he would only do so if he loses the confidence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Adams Oshiomhole was arrested by the DSS, they didn’t show him any petition. It was alleged by some governors that he collected bribe during the primaries,” the source said.
“He was told to resign and he told DSS operatives that he will resign if he loses the confidence of the president. He said everything the party did, he (Buhari) was in the know.”
Another source said the president, when he learnt of the development, expressed total shock, claiming to be unaware of the move by the aggrieved governors.
“On Monday night Oshiomhole met with the president and briefed him on what happened and the president was shocked. The president said he did not know about it and promised to look into it,” the source said.