Jonathan not involved in OPC protest – PDP

Olisa Metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has berated the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, for trying to link President Goodluck Jonathan to Monday’s protest by members of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Lagos.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Wednesday described the allegation as a cheap blackmail and part of the mind game being played by the APC in their spirited effort to discredit and scuttle the electoral process.

The PDP said it was absurd for anybody to attempt to link President Jonathan to a protest and disagreements involving rival factions of an organization such as the OPC adding that the President has proven himself to be a peaceful, humble and forthright leader with unparalleled inclination for political accommodation.

The party therefore advised the APC to face its dwindling electoral fortune and shed the penchant for false alarms and unsubstantiated allegations against President Jonathan and the PDP-led Federal Government.

The PDP said as a highly responsible party commanding the respect and support of majority of the Nigerian voting population, it remains committed to the peace, stability and prosperity of the nation.

It however restated its call to all stakeholders in the electoral process and security agencies to ensure that all activities regarding the general elections are conducted in an orderly manner.


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  • Spoken word

    Olisa metuh is a bastard for telling lies.

    • charles peters

      And u are a cur and monkey of sambisa forest. The military will soon shut u at close range. Ewu

      • Spoken word

        So if the army kill me. I will die in peace and leave Devils like you behind in a country ruled by people that have no fear of God.your soul is black and no amount of cleansing will free you from the grasp of the devil.you are evil!evil!evil!there is no humanity left in you.

    • Anene Mercy

      Who is this animal called spoken word? Why is APC so idiotic in responding to issues. Shame to u

      • Spoken word

        No be baboon knack your mama wey dem born you.you need to be hanging from trees. You surely don’t know how a democratic country should be run.next time I see you I will throw you a banana.maggot infested brain.

    • Victor Gee

      Is APC associated with madness and mad people? Spoken word am sorry for ur parents, u are dead already. Walking ghost

      • Spoken word

        You are a reincarnated devil.with all the corruption and mismanagement going on in this country.you will go out as say Nigeria is like heaven.Nigeria is one country where mentally defective people like you look for all kinds of excuses for your leaders.bloody slave.

    • Etang Chris

      Abeg make una pity this janjaweed jobless e rat called spoken word, he is just showing frustration.

  • charles peters

    APC should stop dragging President Jonathan’s name in this their frustrated propaganda.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Jonathan chose to insert himself in the midst of thugs….and he must bear the consequences!

  • Anene Mercy

    When did it become crime for a group to protest. After all it was Tinubu and co that formed APC in 1994.

  • Victor Gee

    Metu don’t be deterred in putting the records straight for nigerians to be well abreast of the truth. APC has brain washed many gullibles and recruited many e rats who go about deceiving many nigerians.

    But they must fail. Well done sir. Keep it up.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Those who bring ant-infested firewood to their homes must not be surprised when they are visited by lizards. Those who chose to associate with the dregs called OPC must also be ready to partake in the opprobrium that their actions have attracted. That’s the way it happens.

  • Etang Chris

    Like Metu said in this press release, the dwindling furtune of APC is glaring, that’s why they opened radio Chanji to use it and cause violence once president Jonathan is declared. But it won’t work.

  • inuwa kate

    APC is crying foul because OPC dumped them. They have no group again to use to forment trouble, boko haram is the run. They now resort to secret radio called radio Chanji which only broadcasts in Hausa language. They think the almajiris who are already in almajiri schools built by president Jonathan will allow themselves to be used again- no way

  • Maitama Tambari

    Who gave Adams contract to monitor oil pipe line? Whoever did it, financed OPC. WE BELIEVE CHANGE! YES WE CAN IN NIGERIA. ALI MUST GO. YES JONATHAN MUST GO.

    • danjuma

      Buhari will cry again on March 28. Are contracts meant for only crooks like tinubu and amechi? Is Gani Adams not qualified to apply and procure contracts, is he not a Nigerian?

    • Jake

      #gejmustgo

  • danjuma

    With the comments am reading here, am glad that nigerians have found out the truth about the evil intentions of APC and are beginning to desert them

  • danjuma

    It is over for APC, not even radio chanji can change the heart of the people for Jonathan. Up PDP.

  • Rico

    Most of the people that made comments below are like the Nigerian politicians themselves, they left the issue of militants on the road in broad day light with machetes and guns and started talking about Radio station, how does this correlates? OPC militants went on rampage disturbing people’s peace and creating physical scare, the APC blames it on PDP and the PDP is here to clarify it’s position and that of the president on the issue, but majority of the comments below diverted from the issue, what is wrong with you people?

    • onyekaokorie

      So was APC protest more dangerous than burning of PDP buses in Jos, stoning of Mr president in the north by APC members and !any more.

      • Rico

        I beg your pardon, did you bother reading my comment with a clear mind at all?

    • taiwo

      The APC has no business blaming the PDP for the actions of the OPC men and other lagosians that took part in the protest

      • Rico

        But that was what they did and that was what the article above about by PDP, is that not what they are clarifying? , so as i have said, why do comments here never discuss the issue instead of diverting the issue and insulting one another, can’t we just get something on the right path?

    • zygote

      When you read the comments you will know it is one person making them. it is all paid propaganda. On the 28th we will know who owns the country.

  • onyekaokorie

    When APC thugs burnt PDP buses in Jos, n one went to ICC.mtchwwwwww

    • dareolu1

      PDP buses burnt by supporters of a PDP candidtae that lost the Primaries not APC thugs…liar and indecent deceiver, they will never search for facts except to come here and lie to gain support, a sign of human weakness if you might not know

  • onyekaokorie

    We will mach Buhari out on March 28.

  • taiwo

    Mr Metuh OPC no get factions sha but the protest is purely the handiwork of the OPC led by their national cordinator Adams who has realised that Tinubu and co are actually evil and have all resolved along with other notable yoruba elders to cut them down to size.The PDP has no bussiness or hand in it

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    Let the APC lie and claim all they want but the pure fact of the matter is that lagosians are now under no illusion that Tinubu is now an albatross to us and must be cut down to size.The documentary has opened the eyes of the people to the magnitude of looting orchestrated by this evil parasite on our collective resources

  • funke ade

    God bless jonathan for being a sincere president, God will make us the best in the world and all the enemies of Nigeria will be put to shame in jesus name.. AMEN!!!

  • malik shaibu

    Nemesis is gradually catching up with Tinubu,by the time he loses his grip on lagos allocation after this elections he will definitely commit suicide

  • Tope Alabi R

    I took part in the protest and i was filled with joy at the feelers i got all around me from lagosians,,enough of the one man show in lagos his juju has dropped from everyone’s eyes.More direct protests are on the way against Jagaban and we are all looking forward to it if they like they can accuse the PDP all they want,in lagos state they know the real situation and that is that we are tired of the wicked robbery and annexation of almost the whole state into one man’s fiefdom.#tinubumustgodown#

  • tunji braimoh

    The APC are being out played at their own game and they are now shouting blue murder eeyaaaa.This same OPC that Tinubu was using to intimidate people and win elections in the southwest have now seen him for the clog on yoruba’s development that he is and are now fighting him.Who says GEJ is not GOD’s annointed or haven’t we all noticed how forces come to his rescue at every juncture

    • dareolu1

      This same OPC that Tinubu was using to intimidate people and win elections in the southwest….when an where please state it, when Gani Adams started out this Faction in his 20s in Bariga I was there, so which Tinubu OPC tale are you reporting here, elaborate better sir! I await your reply

  • shamsudeen sadiq

    Who ever talk say him mama no go sleep,him too no go see sleep at all,As Tinubu talk say na the north he wan cheat his problems never even start

  • TRUTH MASTER

    Seriously, Metuh’s statement is infantile. You can’t defend the indefensible. Lagosians know exactly what happened that day. Those who were rough-handled, those who were robbed, those who never made it to their work places after many hours in traffic and those who missed their appointments know who to blame….and will punish them with their votes at the appropriate time.

  • Harry

    PSYCHOLOGICALLY, METUH IS COMPLETELY DELUDED….WHO ARE THEY DECEIVING? OPC WERE ESCORTED BY THE MILITARY AND POLICE MEN….GOD WILL PUNISH YOU ALL PDP-CRIMINAL PARTY

  • alabi olubunmi

    These commentators work in a call center like operation. They were employed by pdp most of them. To post rubbish on the Internet. This is a known fact. Phantom supporters. On election day we shall see who is more popular. Opc was supposed to be protesting against jega a den dey started destroying apc billboards after admitting jonathan gave them pipeline contract. All of this would end very very soon. Deluded metuh

    • buring spear

      A SERIOUS MENTAL CASE—-THAT IS THE WAY APC OPERATES PLANT LIES-ITS APC THAT HAS HACKERS WORKING FO9R HER ON THE WEB————-WHY IS IT THAT COMMENTS ON PUNCH-PREMIUM TIMES ATI——SHARIA REPORTERS ARE OFTEN HACKED————NOW APC HAS A RADIO STATION BROADCASTING HATE FILLED NEWS IN THE NORTH–KNOWN AS CHANJI————–WE ARE NOW OPERATING A SYSTEM AKIN TO WHAT TOOK PLACE IN RWANDA-YET MY PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO SPLIT-

  • lilian ugo

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  • Ogom

    So it was only OPC in the demonstration? No Jonathan Campaign Organisation as was earlier reported?

  • buring spear

    WHEN BAKARE WENT ON THE STREETS OF LAGOS TO PROTEST WITH HIS SAVE NIGERIA GROUP—NONE SAID IT WAS TINUBU THAT SPONSORED THEM—–WHEN THEY CAME WITH THE OCCUPY NIGERIA–PROTEST MATCHES ALL OVER LAGOS—WE DID NOT HEAR APC THUGS BLAME IT ON BUHARI–ATI TINUBU—–THE DRUG ADDICT–THAT IS NIGERIA FOR U

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      The APC supporters came onto the streets, did you hear reports of any brigandage or thuggery on the streets?

      Why can’t some of you trolls use your brains when you need to think?

      It can’t always be about your miserable pockets.

      • buring spear

        THE PICTURE U SAW WAS THE ONE TAKEN IN 2011–APC AS USUAL DOCTORED IT–OR PHOTSHOPPED IT–AS WE SAW NOW

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          I was not referring to that of the Fasheun faction that was taken during the anti boko haram demonstration.

          I refer to those where APC posters were being torn down under the “watchful” eyes of our security forces as well as the subsequent actions of terror and brigandage.

          Stop clutching at straws.

          Even the Mushin – Idi Oro axis was a no-go area today because of these same bast*rds.

  • buring spear

    PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organization, PDPPCO, yesterday, demanded the arrest of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and his top associates over the existence of an illegal radio station called Radio Chanji.

    Addressing journalists in Abuja, Director, Media and Publicity of PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, cited Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State; former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and former Nigeria Ambassador to Spain, Ambassador Yusuf Mamman, as among the top associates to be questioned.

    According to Fani- Kayode, it became imperative to arrest and question them because the radio station had been broadcasting what he described as falsehoods, propaganda and inciting comments, periodically over the last few days. Fani-Kayode also accused APC of budgeting $2 million to produce a documentary entitled Nigerians…

    What is Going On? which he claimed was designed to, among others, discredit President Goodluck Jonathan, his ministers, aides, the government and the entire country.

  • Cox

    When i look at many comments of our youth in this forum i wonder whether they are living in this country or abroad. The government of president jonathan provides 95% job for our youth, good motorable road all over the country built second niger bridge, provide modern train for the masses. The economy is doing well, dollar to naira is 1:1 all the dead industries are coming back to life. The price of PMS is 0.70k. There is housing for every citizens. This government do well ooo, Let re-elect the president to finish the good work.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      lol, Cox.

      You had me going for some seconds!

      Great satire!!

      The ‘roaches’ who come online to sing the GEJ praises are just paid praise singers on a cash and carry basis. No more, no less!!!

      • basil edoma

        Are you certain about all that. The rate with which apc rats here online create misleading threads makes me wonder if they truly know whats good for the development of this country’s democracy….

      • Cox

        My brother i wonder whether we are living in the same country or different from the one they are living. I am a businessman I buy my goods at rate of 168 naira to dollar on credit from my principal abroad and all the goods has been sold based on that exchange rate, now to pay back am going to be incurring 62 naira debit on a dollar. So who should i blame for all this mess if not government, and to make it difficult again you have to source for your dollar becos the CBN is short of it.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          I commiserate with you, bruv.

          Seriously, I think everyone who voted for, and supported, GEJ to get into power in 2011 deserves to be caned for getting us into this mess.

    • Akin Joseph

      You made me laugh my brother. At first, I thought you were mad but by the time I finished reading your piece, I found out that you are normal.

  • Maimunat Tambuwal

    How can Jonathan be involved in the OPC protects, when he signed a peace accord with APC and co. Please our dear president is a man of peace and not a violent type like your Buhari. #gej4naija

  • Maimunat Tambuwal

    APC this na cheap blackmail, abeg another story. #no2buhari

  • Maryam Audu

    Why is APC all over PDP, they should concentrate on trying to win the poll not by trying to kink what they created to GEJ. #No2Buhari

  • Maryam Audu

    APC has no any agenda to move this country forward or even bring the change they shouting to bring…all they know how to do is make unnecessary allegations and lie to Nigerians. #NO2BUHARI