A former nationwide publicity secretary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has stated that he is not going to dump the get together, regardless of what he referred to as renewed persecution in opposition to him by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) by means of media trials.
Metuh who lambasted the EFCC for embarking on “fruitless media trial and makes an attempt to maintain his title burning on a non-existent case,” stated the recent try and “push a non-existent case” in opposition to him was on the heels of his agency resistance to overtures, calls and entreaties to go away the PDP.
The previous PDP spokesman, in a press release he personally signed, accused the EFCC of resorting to sponsoring low-cost publications in some part of the media “in a renewed bid to once more manipulate the narrative and derail the course of justice to attain a predetermined finish in my matter.”
He added, “It’s instructive that this renewed try and push a non-existent case, which is a plan to label me and destroy my political profession, is approaching the heels of my agency resistance to overtures, calls and entreaties to go away my get together, the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).
“The reality is that instantly after the landmark courtroom of enchantment judgement, the EFCC rushed to the supreme Courtroom, of their ordinary territorial swagger, solely to have their enchantment dismissed. Why did the EFCC not inform the general public of the dismissal of their enchantment on the Supreme Courtroom earlier than sponsoring a publication to advertise this retrial narrative even when they’re very a lot conscious that I’ve my very own enchantment at the moment pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom?
“For the avoidance of doubt, I’ll by no means once more succumb to the media trial of the EFCC or permit myself be constantly used as a prosecutorial guinea pig to be able to threaten and cow different opposition politicians, particularly as I’m fully harmless of the cost in opposition to me.
“I restate that regardless of the the pressures, calls, overtures and invites, I’ll by no means depart the PDP to affix one other get together on account of threats and intimidation. I’m able to face the travails that comes with my resolve.”
Metuh added that he has no case to reply within the stated matter and that no one can use it to label and/or cow him, or try and restrict or regulate his political profession.
“I’ll stay energetic within the PDP and no type of instigated assault will make me depart my get together for an additional one. Not at this level in our nations historical past.
“I’m not in politics to hunt energy, I’m not in politics to hunt cash, I’m not in politics to hunt affect. I’m in politics as a result of I strongly imagine within the beliefs of the founding fathers of PDP to enthrone a nation the place the ideas and tenets of democracy shall be entrenched and the rights and liberties of Nigerians revered.
“On this, I stand and I’m keen and able to defend myself on this matter, significantly as I’ve no case to reply,” he stated.
He recommended the EFCC to not waste its time on what he referred to as fruitless media trial within the face of a really apparent non-existent case.
“I stay grateful to the judiciary for restoring the suitable to medical remedy of my alternative.
“No man ought to ever be subjected to such abuse of his basic rights and face the wickedness and inhuman remedy I’ve been subjected to within the final six years,” he said.