Department of State Services, DSS, has been dragged into the All Progressives Congress crisis, leading to a stand-off between chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, and the security agency.
The development has also worsened the crisis of confidence among APC governors, who swere miffed with the action of two southern governors who lost out in the recent primaries.
Some governors, it was gathered, instigated Oshiomhole’s interrogation by the DSS for hours last Sunday.
A key aim of the interrogation was for Oshiomhole to resign, but the national chairman stood his ground, saying he will only resign before the President.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who did not get to know about the interrogation until Oshiomhole visited him after leaving his interrogators, has reportedly ordered an investigation.
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stepped into the fray when it accused President Buhari of shielding Oshiomhole who the opposition party claimed carried baggage from his days as governor of Edo State.
The DSS had on Sunday interrogated Oshiomhole for some hours concerning the recent primaries of the party.
However, Oshiomhole was said to have rebuffed several efforts to deepen the interrogation as he vowed that he would rather sleep in the DSS office than answer more of their questions.
There were indications that issues flowing from his past may have been brought up in what one source yesterday described as a well planned civilian coup that was orchestrated to ease him out of office.
A source said the former Edo governor stood his ground and used “streetwise sense of a former activist” to rebuff the claims of inducement and other weighty allegations made against him.