PDP dissociates self from Ekiti rigging scandal; Fayose, Obanikoro, Omisore others on their own

Musiliu Obanikoro

The leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party has distanced itself from the ongoing controversy over the Ekiti rigging tape in which some senior members of the party were heard planning how to rig the governorship election held in the state on June 16 last year.

In the recording, Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose; a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikore Obanikoro, former Senator Iyiola Omisore and other individuals were heard discussing with a serving Brigadier General of the Nigerian Army, Aliyu Momoh, on how to use the military to rig the election in the state.

Most of the actors involved in the saga admitted there was a meeting, but they all denied that rigging was discussed.

In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said those mentioned in the scandal did not carry out the alleged rigging scheme on behalf of the party.

He said the party does not want to get involved in the controversy triggered by the leaked recording and would  rather prefer that those mentioned in connection with the matter respond individually.

He said the PDP as a party has never requested anyone to rig on its behalf and  will never be engaged in electoral malpractices.

“Any tape whether real or imaginary can be concocted in this digital world; we don’t know what is real and what is not,” Mr Metuh said. “I also believe that the actors in their personal capacity will be able to talk about what really happened.

“As a political party, we have never engaged in planning or getting involved in any conspiracy to rig elections or alter the will of the people,” Mr. Metuh said.

He also said the party  has so far demonstrated maturity in elections held in the last two years. 

Mr. Metuh admitted that he had not listened to the recording but wondered whether the tape was even authentic at all. 

“We had elections in five states in the last two years, PDP won in only one state; how comes its just that one that we won, that a tape is suddenly surfacing to say we planned rigging. 

“Why did we not plan rigging in Edo, Ondo, Anambra and Osun? How comes the only one that we won is the one they want to tarnish? It is a calculated attempt to sway the minds of Nigerians that the PDP is not capable of winning in a free and fair election.

“Our people are even raising the fact that we were rigged out in Osun; but we are not engaged in propaganda, we are not engaged in manufacturing tapes, We won election in Ekiti state because of the love of our party, and the massive support that our gubernatorial candidate, Ayo Fayose, enjoys in the entire state.

The PDP spokesperson said the Ekiti tape saga is just another propaganda by the APC, saying if the APC is sure of the authenticity of the tape, it should approach the law courts to seek redress.

” In this era of campaign, where you have a lot of propaganda, anybody with any concrete evidence can go to either the law enforcement agencies or the law courts to seek redress.

“For us, we are more involved in the campaign than propaganda; our first thought actually is that it is simply just propaganda, it is only the court that can decide if on the matter of Ekiti election, just like the tribunal and court of appeal have decided. If they think there is fresh evidence, they can go to court,” he said.


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  • Abdul

    now that it has happened they are on their own?PDP will deny anybody when it matter most, other party members beware.

    • truthisbitter

      PDP and Jonathan are expired and must be voted out. They are so naive that, they do not understand the how social media is hindering their lies, manipulations and crimes on Nigerians. Social media has rendered political lies and manipulations of masses so useless that at the click of a mouse all Jonathan and PDP lies and crimes are distributed to all nooks and crannies of Nigerians including people in the villages who are all carrying phones with social media capabilities..

      PDP and Jonathan has had great chance to make Nigeria one of the greatest countries on earth but due to their greediness, evil minds, and a terrible ignorance, they used this golden opportunity to legalised corruption and siphoned all Nigeria’s wealth to their foreign accounts. Now it is evident that, the more they lie, deceive or commits crimes to Nigerians the more people hate them and run away from them. Their predicament has reached an unprecedented level now that they have to bribe even our Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and our traditional rulers to get votes for Jonathan. At the same time, they have pay e rats a very large sum of money to come to online media and make posts for them.

      Now, because of their cluelessness, they have continued to commits more blunders that holding election has become a nightmare for them. In fact, they are not scared of losing election per se. What they are scared of, is the aftermath of the election because there is no hiding place on the surface of this world for them. No matter what it takes they will be brought to book.

      As for Nigerians, I urge people to be very objective when it comes to discussing National issues. This is because your single deliberate action that you know is not right, may ruin the lives of many Nigerians including your own self. Call a spade a spade because we all need a vibrant Nigeria where you can exercise our creativities to the fullest. PDP and Jonathan will never ever support the development of that vibrant Nigeria. So why waste your precious intelligent brain in supporting a terribly corrupt government and party that has no you, your children, your great-grandchildren in their minds. You are rather wasting your time. Even if they have paid you some money to write for them, that money is not worth your own rights to have a very conducive country you deserve.

  • warry

    That tape is a propaganda stunt, if not APC knows where to seek redress. I maintain that there was an earlier tape by another officer of the Army stating that weapons were never bought for the Army, that all monies allocated were stolen, Today we can see that that was a lie. APC are good at propaganda and lies and we must not be at the mercy of propagandists and liars. Let the relevant authorities investigate.

    • progress

      ”let the relevant authorities investigate ” those were your words. Now why dismissing the tape as a propaganda outside any investigation by the authority? You are a hypocrite!

    • eddy

      Hellooo… anybody home??? This brain seems to be dead!

    • SAM .A

      People like you, who parrots the same thing Metu, FFK tell them. You can never think on your own. Brig.General Aliyu Momoh & Captain Sagir Koli of NA ,who recorded the event are both propagandist.Adamu the 15 year old child , a brother to Sagir who was tortured for 5 months chained to bed , starved and later developed peptic Ulcer is a propagandist
      I have this prayer for u & your children that for no fault of theirs some criminals will tie them up & torture them for 5 months until they start bleeding from mouth & bottom.
      Denied it as much as u want , the tape is all over the world.

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      The ‘relevant authorities’ have already classified it a hoax before IVESTIGATION!Anyway,read SAM.A,EDDY and Progess’s posts below,o brainless one!

  • endingNaija

    But Ayo Fayose is a PDP Governor. And Ayo Fayose has wished Mr. Buhari dead on behalf of Mr. Goodluck Jonathan the PDP candidate in this election. So how can these PDP criminals be on their own Olisa Metuh if they are PDP operatives who are always working illegally and criminally for the “progress” PDP and the destruction of our country Nigeria? How Olisa Metuh? Do you think that Mr. Goodluck Jonathan and PDP can deceive Nigerians forever? You claim the “victory” brought about by your-PDP- criminality, you want the PDP perpetrators to roast on their own! But is the criminality perpetrated not a PDP criminality? Yes it is. So PDP, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan and the top echelon of the Nigerian military-Minimah -are involved. You all have questions to answer before Nigerian people. And you will answer these questions at the appropriate time.

  • truthisbitter

    PDP and Jonathan are expired and must be voted out. They are so naive that, they do not understand the how social media is hindering their lies, manipulations and crimes on Nigerians. Social media has rendered political lies and manipulations of masses so useless that at the click of a mouse all Jonathan and PDP lies and crimes are distributed to all nooks and crannies of Nigerians including people in the villages who are all carrying phones with social media capabilities.

    PDP and Jonathan has had great chance to make Nigeria one of the greatest countries on earth but due to their greediness, evil minds, and a terrible ignorance, they used this golden opportunity to legalised corruption and siphoned all Nigeria’s wealth to their foreign accounts. Now it is evident that, the more they lie, deceive or commits crimes to Nigerians the more people hate them and run away from them. Their predicament has reached an unprecedented level now that they have to bribe even our Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and our traditional rulers to get votes for Jonathan. At the same time, they have pay e rats a very large sum of money to come to online media and make posts for them.

    Now, because of their cluelessness, they have continued to commits more blunders that holding election has become a nightmare for them. In fact, they are not scared of losing election per se. What they are scared of, is the aftermath of the election because there is no hiding place on the surface of this world for them. No matter what it takes they will be brought to book.

    As for Nigerians, I urge people to be very objective when it comes to discussing National issues. This is because your single deliberate action that you know is not right, may ruin the lives of many Nigerians including your own self. Call a spade a spade because we all need a vibrant Nigeria where you can exercise our creativities to the fullest. PDP and Jonathan will never ever support the development of that vibrant Nigeria. So why waste your precious intelligent brain in supporting a terribly corrupt government and party that has no you, your children, your great-grandchildren in their minds. You are rather wasting your time. Even if they have paid you some money to write for them, that money is not worth your own rights to have a very conducive country you deserve..

    • progress

      Well stated!

  • Konkolo

    OMG (oh! my God). I can’t beileve this, that “Oloshi’ Metuh claiming that those involved in the leaked tape acted on their own and not on behalf of the PDP party. If I may ask, what party does the President belong to? Was it not clearly mentioned several times on that tape, ” order from the presidency” so who is fooling who? Unfortunately, docile Nigerians will always accept whatever their moron leaders dishes out to them. So shameful and pathetic.

    • obianuju #GMB15

      Pdp are far from the truth until they come down from their high horse thru will keep getting the same result

  • Arabakpura

    PDP is like an obese fat man! When obese people fall, they make very loud sound. If not for any other reason, it will be quite entertaining to hear the type of sound that it will make when it loses and falls!

  • eddy

    Jonathan, beware! This is how u will be treated by the same people who r shouting ur praises now. BEWARE!!!!

    • Obalola

      Let him keep dancing skelewu

  • Abufata Gumi

    this report is clearly mischievous. There is no connection between the caption, the interpretations and the real quotes by metuh. Premuim times is acting out an APC script to bring confusion in the camp of the PDP. I hope PDP will see this and know that Premuim times is an enemy

  • Contact Point

    If that is true, then let GEJ withdraw Obanikoro’s name from the list of his ministerial nominees pending before the senate. Meanwhile, who is still taking this party-PDPig serious? The talk rubbish all the time

    • bib

      But Koro said in the tape that he was on an assignment sanctioned by Mr President. Besides Mr President as C in C can be the only person to order a Brig Gen to provide military operatives for such project.

  • obianuju #GMB15

    Lol house of commotion and controversy
    PDP slogan Use and Dump
    The same treatment awaits GEJ by his cronies
    Watching how events unfold

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Although the useless audio tape is a non-issue when dirty-looking, semi-literate (IN)Justice Ayo Salami’s liaison with chieftains of defunct ACN and the party’s legal reps during the pendency of the Ekiti and Osun Appeal matters has not been investigated, it is tragic for PDP to disown its own members regardless of what they did or did not do in the name of the party. This release is simply irresponsible and treacherous. It is an unexampled betrayal. Allies should stand together no matter what. They should die together or live together. APC criminals will never deny their own in any situation. It is remarkable that in spite of Buhari’s fake certificate saga, no one has spoken up against him. This is the reason PDP is in the mess that it currently is in. Shame on PDP.

    • obianuju #GMB15

      Old habits they say die hard. It’s common knowledge that the PDPigs disown their own without scruples

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè.

    • Tunsj

      First of all, you make me sick. I agree with you when you said shame on PDP, but you left out an important thing, SHAME ON YOU TOO.

  • Anene Mercy

    I am really surprised on the level of conspiracy between APC and premium times. Why would premium times choose a headline which distorts the true position of PDP in the said rigging tape. When u read the body of this statement, it gives a different meaning from the headline. Why would premium times want to cause crises within the ranks of PDP by carrying concocted news.

    This is not journalism again, it is mischief.

  • Weeping Nigerian

    Hmmmm! Mad Metuh talking and same time contradicting himself…..una for pdp too dey lie and jonse. Why did GEJ sack Honorable Justice Salami for following due process and granting the true APC winners victory at the tribunals? Bunch of Retards claiming they run a party concerned about Nigerians when all they do is loot, maim and steal. More so, the security firm in the US that authenticated the tape is renowned. They won’t have put their integrity on the line just for a conversation by an alleged murderer, land grabber and thief.

  • bib

    The way the house built without clue and founded on lootocracy crumbles.

  • Anene Mercy

    I don’t know why premium times would want to cause crisis within the leadership of APC. How did this statement, “Any tape whether real or imaginary can be concocted in this digital world; we don’t know what is real and what is not,” mean PDP disassociating self from its leaders who were mentioned in the tape?

    How much did APC pay premium times for this anti journalistic job? Too bad.

    • Vote Mr Integrity M Buhari

      Anybody that says the truth is paid to do so?

  • Preco01

    Olisa Methu, does not do a good job, he must learn from Femi Fani Kayode, how to concoct and present outlandish statements for the PDP. Flailing and thrashing are signs of drowning

  • Victor Gee

    This is purely anti journalism, twisting a genuine statement to cause disaffection among PDP leaders is very unfortunate. Why is premium times getting too low. Journalism practice is a professional one and going below the standard practice should attract sanction.

    I hope PDP will report this madness to Nigeria union of journalist for disciplinary action.

    • Maitama Tambari

      Olisa Metuh is now Premiun Times? Instead of Nigeria Union of Journalist, it should be PDP leadership. WE BELIEVE CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • Etang Chris

    Premium times is evil. Very mischievous. What will u gain in putting PDP leaders head together? Why would premium times cook up a head line different from the real statement by Olisa Metu just to cause crises.

    Is premium times also paid to tarnish the image and integrity of prominent nigerians?

  • Etang Chris

    It would have been better that premium times refused publishing PDP materials than this fabrication.

  • Anene Mercy

    I suggest !Metu should sue premium times. They cant use his story to buy favour com APC.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      That’s funny.

  • burning spear

    A shocking video has emerged of Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly openly admitting that he refused to sign a resignation letter that would have seen him hand over his vice presidential position had General Buhari been successful in his presidential campaign in 2011.

    In an interview with Kadaria Ahmed aired in July 2013, the firebrand pastor cum politician was queried as to whether his refusal to step down contributed to the breakdown of the proposed merger between CPC and ACN prior to the 2011 elections.

    “It was not stepping down that was the issue,” Bakare responded. “It was resigning on paper with my signature, to sign as Vice President of Nigeria. I said, ‘No, I can’t do that. I can resign as Tunde Bakare, a candidate, but I cannot resign as Vice President, an office I have not occupied.’ That is illegal.”

    “Are you saying they were willing to allow your name to go forward in the polls and then they expected that once you’d won the election, you would resign as Vice President?” queried Ahmed in the pilot edition of her show ‘Straight Talk With Kadaria’ currently airing on Channels Television.

    “That is what they were asking for,” Bakare admitted. “But I was not ready to commit perjury, to sign an office I have not occupied.”

    Clearly perplexed, Kadaria questioned as to why Bakare still chose to support a party that intentionally instructed him to be involved in perjury, adding that his position as a pastor puts him on an even higher moral pedestal in the eyes of the public.

    “My moral code is simple – I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world,” Bakare retorted. “Light does not run away from darkness and salt does not run away from corruption. What you do is contact without contamination.”

    The user who uploaded a short snippet of the interview on YouTube today opined that a similar agreement had been forged with current Vice presidential candidate, Pastor Yemi Osinbajo of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) led by Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

    “This is the same agreement their stooge, Pastor Yemi Osibanjo, has signed for Tinubu that will ensure APC’s dream for a Muslim/Muslim Ticket if Buhari wins,”

    • Papashango77

      Mumu see ur reasoning..so na wetin that ur small mind tell u. Abeg go smoke igbo!

  • Olisah Metuh seems to have short memory. Anambra state election was different. PDP actually worked for the success of APGA in return for APGA’s support for Jonathan reelection bid. Who is the presidential candidate of APGA at the coming election? Jonathan!

  • burning spear

    “We had elections in five states in the last two years, PDP won in only one state; how comes its just that one that we won, that a tape is suddenly surfacing to say we planned rigging.

    “Why did we not plan rigging in Edo, Ondo, Anambra and Osun? How comes the only one that we won is the one they want to tarnish? It is a calculated attempt to sway the minds of Nigerians that the PDP is not capable of winning in a free and fair election-METU

  • OLISA GOT IT WRONG IN THE EXAMPLE OF ANAMBRA

    Olisah Metuh seems to have short memory. Anambra state election was different. PDP actually worked for the success of APGA in return for APGA’s support for Jonathan reelection bid. Who is the presidential candidate of APGA at the coming election? Jonathan!

  • TRUTH MASTER

    The fact that he has not listened to such a crucial tape is a minus for Metuh. Is this a serious party spokesman?

    • Lammyz Joy

      Infact it’s a shame for him to claim he hasn’t listen to the tape before giving any press release or grant interviews. What’s wrong with our head/brain in this part of the world?

      • Papashango77

        Na to tell u the kind idiots wey dey PDP.. He hasn’t listened to the tape and you are giving a press statement debunking the authenticity of the tape. How can u write an exam without reading the question paper? Can u imagine a spokesman of the PDP talking nonsense. This PDP people sometimes I dey wonder if them get sense at all sef. Nigeria is in trouble oh!

  • wode

    It’s so shamefully ludicrous.

    It’s not PDP but it’s the people that were there at the meeting. Who are they? APC leaders?

  • Worried Mother

    What rubbish is Olise Metu saying? Let him listen to the tape before opening his venomous mouth, and if he needs to be 100% certain of the authenticity of the tape he can have a heart to heart with “His Excellency” the rigged in Governor. Or any of the others on the tape. Useless man representing a useless party!

  • Harry

    METUH!!! YOU MUST BE CRAZY FOR NOT TELLING THE INTERVIEWER THE TRUTH..YOUR PARTY IS AN EVIL PARTY THAT FOND OF LIES ESPECIALLY TH.E CLUELESS PRESIDENT..GOD WILL JUDGE YOU ALL

  • Mustafa Oyebanji

    PDP cannot disassociate themselves with Ekiti gate because Obanikoro said he was carrying out President instruction, unless Mr. Jonathan deny it, so please let Mr. President come out and said he knew nothing about the case, till that time, the PDP is fully involved.

  • Adeyemi

    Metuh Olisa is suffering from dementia. I pity Nigerians that this type of disgruntle elements are in the helm of affairs of our country.

    • olaoluwa

      no his suffering from selective aminesia!

  • Felix Ogedengbe

    Even after father may have disowned a child, we still know who the father or mother is. The PDP and its incompetent and clueless government led by Jonathan is resorting to delusional lies to cling to power. Obanikoro (whose reward for ministerial reappointment is in jeopardy), Fayose, General Momoh and other conspirators were acting out the directive of Aso Rock to ensure that Fayose and his PDP stole the Ekiti franchise. The fear of being trounced at the March 28 presidential poll and the other elections scheduled for April 11 is what is driving the PDP to distance itself from these enemies of democracy.

  • burning spear

    As we end Failbuari today, every failure in your life
    will end today IJN Amen.
    I see you Marching on to your month of Goodluck….
    What is your answer——Amen???
    [prayer from Mr Briggs

  • Genf Rolex

    March4Buhari begins…

  • Simeon

    PDP means People Demon Party of Nigeria. This political party for sixteen years has engaged in election rigging, political killings, impunity and massive corruption. In essence, the party has destroyed and fractured the country into different groups for selfish motives. Shame on Methusellah for lying about the real PDP.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      I was thinking that was the name for him myself.

  • Hebron

    YES FAYOSE WAS RIGGED IN BY PDP/NIGERIAN ARMY.

  • Umar Dendi

    Shegiyar Uwa!

    Where is Bamanga? Where is Na-Abba?
    Where is Oduah? Where is Ogbularfor?
    ……………….The list goes on and on!
    If anyone thinks the whims of this deranged monstrosity is worth it, then let them try!
    But the PDP has proven time and time again……..There is no honor amongst thieves.
    Pray you do not outlive your usefulness!

  • Sword of Damocles

    I must say we are not impressed. These dull people fancy themselves as clever by half. The ONE PERSON who needs to be doing some public “disassociation” is the man whose authority was recited numerous times in that audio: the Presidency. That exalted office was BESMIRCHED by what Nigerians heard on that audio, yet the man who purports to hold that office sees no reason why he should reassure the nation that he did not order what we heard he supposedly ordered on that audio. we know that what we heard on that audio such as detaining opposition, and enhanced participation in civilian elections ACTUALLY HAPPENED. Mr President, the Nigerian people are owed an explanation of this matter. you MUST REFUTE what Obanikoro said on that tape or else you are going to prison sir after a fair trial under the rule of law. As far as your party is concerned, think of it kinda like branding, the PDP has branded itself as the party of rogues, criminals, looters and betrayers, treason and the subversion the people’s will. No amount of scheming will see you succeed in winning re election. Everything has a cost, rigging and subversion of the people’s will will HAVE A COST FOR YOU AND THE RULING ELITES. Methinks this is a time for careful introspection, for your options are few, and none of them are good.

  • Enough Said

    Before you vote PDP remember this, and maybe it will change your mind:

    Hillary Clinton described him as a “deeply Corrupt President”
    The Economist described him as a “a failed Nigerian leader”
    New York Times described him as a “lousy incumbent”
    Washington post described him as a “Failed President”
    Saharareporters described him as a “Clueless President”
    Olusegun Obasanjo described him as a “mediocre”
    Femi Fani Kayode described him as a “wicked and insensitive leader”

    Who is this man? Is that the clown you want to vote for?

  • Wetin Naija

    Jonathan has brought disgrace to Nigeria:
    Hillary Clinton described him as a “deeply Corrupt President”
    The Economist described him as a “a failed Nigerian leader”
    New York Times described him as a “lousy incumbent”
    Washington post described him as a “Failed President”
    Saharareporters described him as a “Clueless President”
    Olusegun Obasanjo described him as a “mediocre”
    Femi Fani Kayode described him as a “wicked and insensitive leader

    • Musbau Hamzat

      South Africa Legislator describe be as Backluck & Irresponsible

  • Anene Mercy

    It is unfortunate how premium times twisted this headline against the body of the story to suit their pay master. But I am sure that the disaffection which this mischievous headline tend to achieve among PDP leaders will never see the light of the day.

  • Usman Suleiman

    AS FAR AS AM CONCERN THERE IS NO COURT N NIGERIA .WHAT WE HAVE IS PDP COURT

    • Etang Chris

      Usman, what of Justice Salami who APC used to win all their court cases in Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Edo

      • Musbau Hamzat

        After forestic investigation, it was discovered that the electing constitutes multiple voting and they multiple voting were removed pave way for Aregbesola to lead. Also the then governor of the state Oyinlola also decamp to APC. What do you what to say again.Huh!!!! Aregbesola was also voted back for 2nd time despite heavy security molestation and mask snipers deployed by Presidency & PDP. Next

  • Etang Chris

    Olisa Metu is a fine gentleman, this attempt to change his interview with evil intention to cause disaffection within PDP ranks as we go close to the election of March 28, won’t work. PDP is a party of wise men who would continue to work together in this task of re electing president Jonathan.

  • onyekaokorie

    When I saw the headline, I got curious but reading the body of this statement especially where Metu was quoted directly, I saw the mischievousness of the reporter. He used a damaging headline to achieve a purpose only known to him.

    This is evil and in professional. Premium times neeeds to apologize to Metu and put up a rejoinder.

  • Majek tunde

    @Etang’e.rat’ chris.Do you actually believe that your “gentleman” has actually not heard the tape.Do you have light as they claim in your area? do you not know that Jonathan rented the u.k crowd ? The party you e- rat for has disgraced this country enough, Haba!!

    • Etang Chris

      Majek TUNDE the e-thug, president Jonathan has done so much, better than any president of the country so far? I can join issues with u and put u where u belong if u are ready. Are u so daft that u do not even know what is unbundling of power sector. Are u not in Nigeria to know that power generation has increased to 55000mw which will translate into increased power generation and steady power supply within the shortest period of time.

      It seems u have no certificate to have believed that Nigerians need to be paid before they match on the street for any protest. Maybe APC pays the rented crowd that march every day against govt policies.

      Oga e-thug, all those PDP thieves and criminals who destroyed this country are now in APC. Name them: Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki, Amechi, etc. To me, APC must be rejected because the same enemies of this country want to return to power using a different agbada.

      • Wizard

        But, as for me, I’m disappointed in you. The power you talked about, go ahead and give us the financial implications of the unbundling and the phantom 5,500 mega watts. And, for crowd renting, go and watch that video of those poor Nigerians who demonstrated against Buhari in London, then only you will know that Nigerians can be rented.

        • charles peters

          Hahahaha, who parades poor nigerians more than APC and Buhari? It was Buhari who pauperised nigerians as a head of state which Jonathan is cleaning up now.

          How many schools did Buhari built as a head of state. It was Buhari who created almajiri in the north who he kept under economic bondage. They are the once shouting said Buhari.

          So the rag tag borrowed protesters who were also at the Chatham house shouting sai Buhari, was it PDP that also paid them to come and support Buhari?

          • Musbau Hamzat

            They alleged it was FFK and he did not deny it. Next

  • ICC Hague

    PDP use and dumb as usual, GEJ and PDP after using this people to rigged Ekiti election they are now dumb, because they were exposed, thesame thing happen when GEJ postpone the 14 February election, he came out to disassociate himself from the evil act and shifted the blame to his service chiefs.

    • danjuma

      Pls read this story again and understand no one dumped anyone. Premium times decided to input a wrong headline to mislead people.

      • Wizard

        And, what is wrong about the headline? Please educate us!

        • charles peters

          Wizard, let me help u, the headline says, “PDP dissociates self from Ekiti rigging scandal; Fayose, Obanikoro, Omisore others on their own”, but when u read down especially where Metu was quoted u discovered he never said so. He never made such statement rather it was premium times that concocted the headline to mislead nigerians and cause disaffection among PDP leaders.

          • Wizard

            Please Charles, I think you must have gone to school, could u believe read paragraphs 4-6 and digested them well? Let me know when you are done.

          • charles peters

            Wizard, yes well educated with certificates. I hope u have ur certificates not affidavit.

            Pls tell me how these paragraphs disassociated PDP from Fayose and others?

          • Bin Fodio

            And let me re-educate you Mr. Charles: What do you understand this to mean: Mr Metuh said. “I also believe that the actors in their personal capacity will be able to talk about what really happened”. What more do you need to understand that the actors are on their own?

          • charles peters

            Definitely, the actors or those mentioned as representing their voice in the tape will have to either way make a statement, does that amount to disassociating PDP from them?

          • kkk

            The actors in the tape are Apc propangadists.Shame on PDP.

          • Omotolaaraujo

            He said the party does not want to get involved in the controversy triggered by the leaked recording, and would rather prefer that those mentioned in connection with the matter respond individually.

          • If you are not being mischievous, go back to school or stop portraying yourself as uninformed.

      • Omotolaaraujo

        He said the party does not want to get involved in the controversy triggered by the leaked recording and would rather prefer that those mentioned in connection with the matter respond individually.

  • danjuma

    It is a pity that premium times is trying had to drag PDP into Ekiti tape. Doing a damage work for APC and tarnishing the towering image of chief Metu is annoying and very bad. This story was done in bad taste by premium.

    The headline and the body of the story are too different things.

    • Funso Craig

      He said the party does not want to get involved in the controversy triggered by the leaked recording and would  rather prefer that those mentioned in connection with the matter respond individually.

      He said the PDP as a party has never requested anyone to rig on its behalf and  will never be engaged in electoral malpractices – Olisa Mouthu. What does this mean to you dumbhead.

  • danjuma

    Premium times, ur attempt to drag Metu into this mischievous misreading story will fail. PDP is bigger than this fabricated story.

    • otapete

      PDP is a BIG shit

  • charles peters

    No amount of fabricated mischievous misleading story by premium times and all agents of darkness represented by APC will deter the good people of this country from re electing president Jonathan.

    PDP is bigger than this mischief story. Tell whoever that paid u to tarnish the towering image of chief Metu that it didn’t work, we know better than this dirty antics of APC premium times.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      A 15 year old kid was tortured to try to draw out the WITNESS that recorded the event. He knows what they said and what they meant. Some people aren’t dishonest, so they blow the whistle.

  • ConScience

    As a vocal objective critic of this current Fed Govt and its mismanagement of its privileges to govern on such forums as this I will like to agree with most PDPers that Premium times used the oldest trick in the book by using such headline to sway people into reading as if PDP is admitting Fayose and co are complicit. I have listened to the tapes in all entirety and the presumption of guilt does not equate to being guilty. I feel there is more to be proven to show that PDP tried to rig EKiti election as the tape could go either way. Although Fayose and Omisore’s initial denial is a red flag that something untoward may have occurred. Now even a novice legal mind like myself would be hard pressed to quickly conclude that that equated to electoral malpractice. Yes the use of the military, a clandestine meeting of minds excluding other key parties was suspect but they are all circumstantial and a smoking gun until proven in a court of law. In a court of public opinion there is no doubt that the opposition is winning the battle of how this whole encounter has been defined. But Premium Times also trying to sway readers minds by such caption question its objectivity at best because the contents of the article do in no way deserve the Headline Caption. I know both major parties play this policy of propaganda but the news outlets be it print or electronic media must refrain from such as well.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      The headline is accurate. The story tells what Metuh said.

    • charles peters

      My bro, premium times is as evil as APC.

      • Omotolaaraujo

        Then you are as evil as election riggers.

      • ConScience

        If you think APC is evil then what is PDP? Angels? Mr Pot, do not go calling the kettle black sir.

  • meniru

    NICE RESPONSE, GO TO COURT.
    “For us, we are more involved in the campaign than propaganda; our first thought actually is that it is simply just propaganda, it is only the court that can decide if on the matter of Ekiti election, just like the tribunal and court of appeal have decided. If they think there is fresh evidence, they can go to court,” – Olisa Metuh

    • Your basis for lies, cheating, injustice, and dishonesty to the people of Nigeria is ” go to court” where is our moral standard?

  • seye

    if u lost in 4 other elections, law of probability shows dat ure also likely to loose in d 5th one……except u do something drastic like rigging

    • Muktsa

      Nice one

  • Omotolaaraujo

    The Grand Wizard of Talking Smack! You know he’s listened to that tape a hundred times. They all have. They are trying to wriggle out of this mess. The PDP can’t discredit the Whistle-blower!

  • CONSCIENCE

    “Mr. Metuh admitted that he had not listened to the recording but wondered whether the tape was even authentic at all. ”

    Liar! How could you say you haven’t listened to a tape you are making comment on. A tape that is rocking the boat of your party! Liar!!!!!

    • That’s what pdp are known for. Lies!

  • Comfortkay

    Mr Metuh Nigerian cannot be fooled. PDP is election rigger and bad for you is that many of people that help you in the past have decamp to APC and that will make the rigging this time difficult .A new born baby knows that PDP time in Nigeria is over.

  • Funso Craig

    How more irresponsible Olisa Metuh can be? A spoke person of the “self acclaimed” Africa biggest party claimed not to have listened to an audio tape that could have lead to the impeachment of the president of the most populous black Nation if to were to be in a saner Country. SMH

  • Rommel

    The Ekiti meeting was held under orders from president Jonathan,the only meaningful dissociation would be if the PDP dissociates itself from president Jonathan anything less is laughable

  • Festus

    OLISAH METU, PDP and their COHORTS WILL NEVER NO PEACE. THERE!S NO WAY THEY CAN ABSOLVE THEMSELVES. THE ORDER WAS FROM THE PRESIDENCY. IF YOU RIG THE COMING ONE AGAIN,, AS I HAVE CONCLUDED YOU WILL DO SO, YOU WILL NEVER SUCCEED IN YOUR AFFAIRS OF GOVERNANCE. THE GOD OF VENGEANCE WILL DEAL WITH YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY. I REST YOUR CASE WITH GOD?

  • BUK SUG WELFARE

    PDP Cuwa Cuwa,

  • Waziri

    Simple. Then leave INEC and the CARD READER if u in PDP know that u can win free and fair election. Nothing is permanent in life except CHANGE. PDP, your atrocities are known. CHANGE is coming

  • Michael Akinmola.

    Unless this party called pdp is voted out of Nigerian politics, Nigerians should realise that pdp is just like the epidemic called EBOLA. PDP PARTY MUST DIE LIKE EBOLA IN NIGERIA, otherwise the country is in a perpetual trouble.

  • August January

    Liar! PDP wants to eat its cake and have it at the same! Never again in Nigeria would that happen. Corrupt thieves

  • MushinSpeaks

    PDP is just a house pigs…wareva comes from them should be thrown into the bin….they not worth listening to.

  • Eze1

    Koro was not on his own. He dropped the name of Mr President