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Buhari is treating PDP members as war prisoners, says Metuh

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of treating its members as prisoners of war.

PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, who is also the Chairman of the Kogi State Ward Congress Committee, made the allegations while addressing stakeholders of the party in Lokoja yesterday.

“We are being treated as if we are criminals of war. We are being treated as if we are refugees. We are not afraid, we have faith in our strength, unity, faith in the peace unity and progress of Nigeria,” he said.

Metuh told a cheering PDP crowd in Kogi State that in spite of the threat by the APC, the party is resolute to clinch the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states in November and December, respectively. According to Metuh, PDP is not scared of the intimidation, harassment and arrest of its members by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, if the arrest is done within the confines of the law.

Metuh who said the party’s stand against corruption has remained resolute, lamented the alleged witch hunt of its members by the Buhari-led administration under the pretext of a probe. He condemned what he described as uncivilized method of arrest, intimidation and the denial of the fundamental human rights of members of the PDP who served in the last administration. “If the ruling party believes that there is anyone who has served in the Federal Government and is guilty of corruption practices, they are free within the law to investigate as long as they go through due process and observe the rule of law.”

The PDP national publicity secretary, said rather than provide a policy direction for Nigerians, the APC administration has dissipated energy intimidating PDP members under the guise of probing the past administration, and deny persons who served in the administration their fundamental human rights in accordance with established laws.

Metuh urged members of the PDP in Kogi State not to allow the harassment to dampen their resolve to retain the state in the forthcoming governorship election, explaining that the repeat of the ward congress was necessitated by the need to give all contending forces in the party a sense of justice and fair hearing.

He also described the decision to repeat the Ward Congress as the new vision of the party to carry every one along, urged members to put the party’s interest in mind, declared that power belongs to God.
Metuh, who assured that due process would be followed in the Ward congress, expressed confidence that the party would come out more united and prepared to win the forthcoming governorship election.

In his welcome remarks, Governor Idris Wada described the Kogi PDP as one big family, and appealed to members to abide by the rules towards ensuring a successful congress.

The governor commended the National Working Committee (NWC) members for their interest in ensuring that the PDP in the state remains united.

He charged members to work for collective interest of the party and to shun issues that would not foster togetherness.

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4 Comments
  • Joseph

    Why are PDP members so scared now? I thought they said their hands are clean and the federal government can probe their administration. Guilty conscience already dealing with them.

  • Dr Sam Madugba

    Coward! E de sweet when you people de chopam. time don reach for vomitting. Nonsense!!

  • The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, has alleged that the less than six month’s old Buhari’s government is engaging in witch-hunt of PDP members under the pretext that it was probing acts of corruption. He is even accusing the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari of treating members of the main opposition party as ‘criminal and prisoners of war. What a load of tosh? What actually does this man want the president to do? To roll over for them and roll the red carpet and say to them: go in peace, all is forgotten and forgiven, sin no more? If the president is digging deep into the PDP members past, it is because 95 percent of them have got some rotten skeletons in their closets. They are not criminals of war yet but will soon be criminals of an unbridled corruption. We voted Buhari in just to do what he has started to do. There is not going to be a hiding place for those that have brazenly robbed the Nigerian nation blind and senseless. Not now that the President has taken a step ahead of the crooks by enlisting the help of our big brother the American FBI to search and recover over $150 billion stolen from us. Wait for this: those shameless and gutless PDP defectors to APC will be hugely disappointed to hear the president pledge to make life very unbearable for his own party colleagues who are found culpable of corruption. The PDP political charlatans can now defect back to their deflated party and wait for their imminent faith. This is not time to cast aspersions.

  • agbobu

    JUST HEAR YOU OLISA METHU YOU ARE DESPICABLE, PREPOSTEROUS , BALMY, DEPLORABLE , PATHETIC AND VERBOSE YOUR RANTING IS A MENDACITY AND YOU OF ALL PERSONS AND YOUR PARTY ARE NOT ONLY BEING RICH AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY, THE EFFRONTERY, THE BOLDNESS, THE TEMERITY AND THE COURAGE TO CHALLENGE THE PRESIDENT BUHARI, THE PRESIDENT OF WE THE PEOPLE, THE MASSES AND ALL NIGERIANS. WE SAW HOW EX PRESIDENT JONATHAN, HIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE PDP DELIBERATELY AND PAROCHIALLY RAN DOWN OUR COUNTRY, MADE MASSIVE AND PRIMITIVE LOOTING AND STEALING THE NORM, OLISA METHU AND THE PDP SHAME ON YOU AS YOU ARE NOW CONSIGNED TO THE SCRAP HEAP OF VERY FAILED EX THIS AND EX THAT. METHU AND THE PDP IF YOU CAN NOT DO THE TIME , THEN DO NOT DO THE CRIME

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