Philip Shiabu has been accused of cooking up allegations against Adams Oshiomhole as a way of covering the forgery case against Godwin Obaseki.
The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC made the allegation ahead of the continuation of the hearing on the alleged forgery case against Obaseki on Tuesday.
Shaibu had at the weekend accused Oshiomhole of having boasted that he would serve the Hope Uzodinma treatment on Governor Obaseki.
But responding to the allegation against Oshiomhole, the APC speaking through its spokesman, Chris Azebanmwan, dismissed the allegation as a smear campaign framed to blackmail the judiciary against the APC.
Alleged Forgery Case Against Obaseki
He said, “The statement which he credited to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is a blatant falsehood as no such words emanated from the elder statesman.
“It is a smear campaign that is aimed at tarnishing the pristine image of the immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the vain hope it would pit the judiciary against the legal reliefs sought by the APC.
“I challenge Philip Shaibu to provide an audio or video clip of the occasion where Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is alleged to have made such a statement. Instead of this puerile and infantile attempt at diverting attention from the substance of the matter in court which centers on forgery and perjury, Philip Shaibu is well advised to address his mind to shoring up their defence.”
“Philip Shaibu conveniently lost sight of the fact that the issue in contention borders on forgery and perjury. APC did not go to the Federal High Court to challenge the outcome of the September 2020 election.
“The Nigerian public is too informed and discerning to be hoodwinked with fake allegations and sensationalism. We totally agree with Philip Shaibu that the Nigerian judiciary ranks amongst the best and most diligent in the world and will not be swayed or distracted by antics such as being irresponsibly orchestrated by Philip Shaibu.”