Metuh denies criticizing pro-Biafra agitators

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

The National Publicity Secretary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has denied issuing a warning to pro-Biafra agitators to desist from disturbing the peace of the South-east zone.

Mr. Metuh said a report by a national daily that he issued the warning at the PDP South East executive meeting in Enuguon Sunday was “completely false”.

A release by Mr. Metuh’s aide, Richard Ihediwa, on Monday stated that what the PDP spokesperson said on the agitation was that Nigerians have the right to demonstrate as long as they do so peacefully and within the ambits of the law.

“He deplored the actions of some security operatives who reportedly went beyond their brief to attack unarmed protesters and admonished that instead of engaging in show of power on the protesters, such security agents should rather demonstrate their bravery by joining others in fighting insurgents in the Sambisa forest.

“We are therefore shocked by the distorted report that appeared in the Daily Trust, which in no way whatsoever reflected the opinion of the National Publicity Secretary,” Mr. Ihediwa said.

Mr. Ihediwa also said the “false” story may be a scheme by the governing APC administration to set-up and frame Mr. Metuh for his “outspokenness in highlighting its negatives, for which he has been receiving threats, litigations, blackmails and unfounded allegations from government officials”.

“While we restate the fact that the National Publicity Secretary will in no way be cowed to silence, we urge the media to always cross-check their facts before going to press,” the release said.


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  • Taiwo Taiwo

    Good that you made the clarification Mr Metuh,we are all aware of the shenanigans of the APC and their deliberate dissemination of falsehood to suit their devilish schemes

    • Julius

      Like you were all aware of the NSA office as ATM for the pdp. Abi

    • Sir Demo

      APC? How is APC involved pls?

  • ojays

    Who is saying the truth here? Is he a coward afraid of backlash?

    • Julius

      He is afraid and a coward. Like the fat man Pius. He will be begging Buhari for protections soon.

  • Akinwande Kolawole

    That newspaper has been compromised or its is d rot in d media that is responsible..its beats my imagination why a respectable media establishment like d daily trust will b publishing news items without proper checks and verification. Such a shame.

  • Okafor Emeka

    Daily Trust is on a hatchet job with a northern agenda. They will be disgraced soon.

  • Preye Aganaba

    Must anybody who doesn’t support the evil APC be blackmailed? This is not the way to go. Why quote the man wrongly yet Dailytrust is yet to offer apology? This f00lish support for APC will ruin many Nigeria news outlets. The media is fast becoming useless because of brown envelope journalism.

    • Sir Demo

      If the newspaper quoted Metuh wrongly he shd do the needful. He is a lawyer by the way. So what is the business of APC in this matter?

  • Ademola Arowosaye

    Sometime August last year when I went for a business meeting at the dailytrust headquarters in utako,as I was waiting for the person I went to see,I saw their staff watching channels tv and shouting up APC,that was when I gave up on the paper. Leadership is even worst,stinks to high heavens with partisanship.

    • Julius

      Dont worry, you will be watching biafraud channel soon !

  • Timothy Aseer

    Relying on Nigeria media these days for news is a bad idea . That was how they said Dasuki looted $2.1b only for EFCC charges at the court yesterday to read N32b. So the equivalent of $2.1b now is N32b? Watch Dasuki walk free!

  • Oskirin

    is ok..ofa 2 u daily trust 2 defend yacef.or metuh shd go 2 court n sue 4 damages.abi him no wan money ni?

  • Mephistoheles

    In other words, the spokesperson of the PDP is all for disturbing the peace?
    Metuh, it takes a great man to know when he is done …at such a time, he bows out respectfully.

    While you will never ever be mistaken for a great goat, talk less of a great man, you still can emulate by shutting the hell up and leaving. You will get what is coming to you, regardless….but at least, you will cease adding to your crimes.

    Now please get the F*ck my our airwaves!!

  • Julius

    He is probably one of the sponsors of the protest. All will come out in due time. Pius is singing already and when his balls are squeeze he will name names. They are cowards and also known for doing that.

  • sanetalk

    If the action of the Daily Trust was to bring Methu out of his closet methinks they have succeeded. He has now expressed support for the protest and castigated the law enforcement agencies. So much for a spokesperson of the party that once ruled the country, it is now a case of what we can’t have we destroy

    • Sir Demo

      Excellent point! It gets ones imagination that the guy is a lawyer! Our journalists are just not to scratch, otherwise we shd all by now know where the sympathy so of all prominent Igbos including those in govt lie, FOR or AGAINST Nigeria.

  • Otile

    It is granted that every hateful yoruba and their mothers will now find their voice to talk about this issue, but when the Islamists wreak havoc in the North they shy away. The question is: why do yorubas shy away from the slaughter in Sudaniyya? Are they afraid of offending their Fulani masters?