Lai Mohammed offers to train PDP’s Metuh as opposition spokesperson

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied having any hand in the crumbling of the PDP, as alleged by the party’s National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh, while offering him, (Metuh) a free, six-week crash course on his new role as the opposition spokesman.

Reacting to the allegation by Mr. Metuh that the APC has been working to destabilize the PDP, the party said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on Friday, that during the training, Mr. Metuh will be given free lessons by his APC counterpart, in the spirit of cooperation and for the advancement of the nation’s democracy.

”Metuh will need the training to effectively carry out his new, tough task. It is now obvious that he needs to understand that for him to succeed in his new role, he must be credible, empirical, more sophisticated in language use and very passionate, in addition to being able to operate on a lean or zero budget,” it said.

APC said it is ludicrous, to say the least, for anyone to suggest that the APC is seeking to destabilize the PDP, when the erstwhile ruling party has done such a great job of crumbling under its own weight, having gorged on the commonwealth.

”Really, it beggars belief to say that the APC is seeking to lure away members of the PDP’s NEC with ‘phantom promises and threats’, with a view to destabilizing the party, when everyone knows the rate at which PDP stalwarts have been rushing to jump off the sinking ship called the PDP before it finally tips over.

”Our National Chairman and our President-elect have even spoken out publicly on this issue, encouraging the eager PDP defectors to stay back in their party so they can provide a formidable opposition to the new ruling party. How then can anyone accuse the APC of either luring away PDP members or seeking to destabilize a party that has done itself in?” the party queried.

It advised Mr. Metuh to take a little time off so he can engage in some introspection, against the backdrop of the total repudiation by Nigerians of the brand of politics that his party, the PDP, played in its days as the ruling party.

”There is no doubt that Metuh is in a hurry to do his work as an opposition spokesman. He should not worry. He should save his energy, because he would need it, in addition to the crash course which has been offered to him freely, if he is to function effectively in his new role. Having been in opposition for so long, we can tell Metuh that it is not a cakewalk.

”Lies by themselves never travel far enough for the truth not to catch up with them, as the PDP must have now realized when its strategy of muckraking, distortion of facts and blatant falsehood – under the guise of electioneering campaign – failed to turn the tide in its favour during the last elections. But it seems the lead actors in that failed strategy, Metuh included, have not yet learnt their lessons, hence they have continued to engage in their despicable pastime.

”The APC has no time to waste on luring away members of the PDP. We have our hands full as we seek to clear the mess that the PDP has made of Nigeria and the state of hopelessness to which its 16-year rule has plunged the citizens. Because Nigerians wanted change, they voted for our party. How then can the party of change allow itself to become populated by the same folks whom Nigerians have rejected?” APC said.


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  • Nigerian

    This Lai guy is mean!

  • burning spear

    “Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will continue with President Goodluck Jonathan’s blueprint in Agriculture and perhaps some other successful policies especially in the POWER, AVIATION and PETROLEUM sectors.
    The Steve Oronsaye’s report will also be implemented.”
    Former Gov Kayode Fayemi.
    Head, Policy & Strategy.
    APC Campaign Council.
    14th, April 2015.

    • burning spear

      so who is going to teach who now–?

  • Interrogator

    LAI MOHAMMED IS TOO LOCAL TO BE ENTRUSTED WITH ANYTHING MODERN;
    TO TALK OF ADMINISTERING A COUNTRY; BUT NOTWITHSTANDING HIS TALL
    AMBITION HE IS NOT WISE ENOUGH TO KNOW HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE
    NEAR ASO VILLA, BUHARI UNLESS ANSWERS THIS QUESTION ON APRIL 22ND:

  • burning spear

    E-X-P-O-S-E-D!!!
    BUHARI’S ELECTION VICTORY–Now showing on Hope For Nigeria–
    Buhari’s Election Victory in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kaduna and Bauchi exposed to Nigerians.
    He promised to punish electoral offenders, but it is now certain that his election was the most fraudulent election in the History of Nigeria aided by Prof Jega and his scams called Card Reader and PVC.
    It is a shame!!!

    • burning spear

      is this what liar Mohamed intends to teach–his colleague? Lesson on how to rig election and lie———–via the work of the CIA TO DESTABILIZE NIGERIA?

      • abelxandercel

        lol…..sometimes i like reading your comments. there so funny…..”via work of the CIA DESTABILIZE NIGERIA”?

  • mustapha Shehu

    Mr Metuh if you dont have anything to say please remain quite to lick your wound. PDP is gone forever because card readers are here to stay to prevent you from rigging.

  • Asuquo Etinan-Eduak

    Editor Sir,

    Nigerian democracy has not matured but its rules are stricter.
    I have read Section 137 (j) of the 1999 Constitution and also
    read the Nigeria’s Electoral Act (as amended). My take is that
    Buhari’s presidency‘ has come to a sudden end. No leeway is
    given in either law for Buhari’s wiggle room on the 22nd of April
    when hearing on Buhari’s WASC case shall begin in the Federal
    High Court. Any falsity inside any document Buhari presented to
    INEC shall disqualify Buhari, -according to the Electoral Act – whilst
    Section 137 (j) of the 1999 Constitution completes the pincer attack,
    by saying Buhari’s name MUST in effect be struck off the 2015 INEC returns
    of presidential votes – as if he never ran – as one who should not have run.

    • Public Records

      • A person shall not be qualified for election to

      the office of President if he has presented a

      forged certificate to the Independent

      National Electoral Commission.

      …….§137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

      • burning spear

        Already the Apes in APC are working day and night to ensure–that the certificate issue is buried—-forever————-we have a president who could not pass his school cert and some Yorubas are busy celebrating such rubbish———-The CJF has said he will never overturn the Obama sponsored verdict of Jega-

        • You are really a dumb Ijaw. It’s like most of you are bred to be dumb.

        • El-batuta

          Why is a PhD holder conceding to dropout? He must be very dumb for not knowing his right.

        • ORACLE

          What has the Phd offered us in the last 6years?

          In those days, I failed courses in school, my friends passed. now my friends works as engineers at Microsoft while am the owner of microsoft……Bill gate.

  • burning spear

    The Peoples Democratic Party has promised to provide a decent and credible opposition that will constructively proffer sound alternatives to the policies and programmes of the in-coming administration without recourse to insults, propaganda and deceit.

    National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, who stated this on an FRCN political programme on Thursday evening in Abuja, said the PDP would never insult or denigrate the office and person of the Nigerian President.

    He said because of the respect the party had for the office of the President, there was no way it would insult the n-coming President, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.).

    Metuh stated this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, which was generated from the radio programme

    • burning spear

      YES show them Apes in APC how to behave as an opposition party—–Not the insult that tinubu poured on the president——or sell your country to foreign powers—in the name of politics——————-

      • TC

        Lunacy is when someone talks to themselves and replies themselves, you my friend fit the description of a seasoned lunatic….lmaO.

      • Findsems

        Oti ya were

      • ORACLE

        That is why your Metuh was offered free course by Lai muhammed to care for his diarrhea mouth as PDP spokes person

    • New Nigerian

      finally, so burning spear is Olisa Metuh’s alias here…aha!

  • Encore

    Buhari submitted false credentials to the Electoral Commission (INEC); by reciting falsely
    by affidavit that he obtained Wasc/Cambridge certificate in 1961 but without his attaching
    a copy of the certificate he claims to have obtained to his INEC Form in violation of the
    Electoral Act, and thereby violated both the Electoral Act and Section 137 [j] of the 1999
    Constitution, prescribing a penalty of “dis-qualification”.

    • Here comes another dumb.

      • Peoples’ Lawyer

        @disqus_lzpVDXc1cM:disqus

        Spare a thought for Muhammadu Buhari – he’s almost dead in water.
        The law surrounds him like a wild storm, as he’s caught pants down.
        His lawyers firstly tested the water that the court has no jurisdiction.
        The court threw that out as nonsense talk because the Electoral Act
        is civil law – even if it has one or two clauses authorizing prosecution.

        Now they want to propound a nearly illiterate argument that well, okay,
        even though Buhari does not have the WASC he swore on oath he had
        in 1961, Buhari is still qualified for having been educated ‘up to
        school certificate level that he does not – having been expelled from
        secondary school before the WASC exam started in 1961.

        Believe me, i have not heard a more insane argument from a lawyer.
        That argument betrays the lawyers’ ignorance of basic English language,
        especially of the word: “dropout”. How a dropout could be equal to
        everyone else who sat the WASC exam in 1961 is too hilarious for comment.

        • No Comment

          DEFINE THE WORD: ‘DROPOUT’

          A person who discontinues; or withdraws, or is withdrawn from a prescribed course

          of formal instruction or formal education prior to completion of that course of instruction

          designed to lead to graduation as the evidence of completion of the said course..

          ……Encyclopedia of English Language

          • chibogu (Atlanta)

            Peoples Lawyer Even in the Nigerian Army that General Buhari is familiar with,
            if an army officer withdraws or is withdrawn from the Junior Officers’ promotion Course,
            is such an army Officer ever promoted MAJOR along with all other CAPTAINS who sat
            that same Junior Officers’ exam Course? Never! So, please help me beg Buhari lawyers
            not to say that sort of nonsense inside a court of law O!. Me too i have read them saying
            something like that in newspapers. I just shake my head say animal talk don start again.

          • igboba

            My Brother,

            All this long talk is not necessary. If certificate holder and dropout are equal,
            why is JAMB not admitting dropouts from secondary school? The best thing
            for Buhari now is to write letter and beg Judge to withdraw from this case and
            withdraw from anything called presidential election for the rest of life.

            He will beg Judge to be allowed to go home, without going to 14 years in prison.
            But Judge can abuse him as a very bad old man that is telling lies and then show
            him what lawyers are calling clemency, so that he won’t go to jail. Matter finish.

          • Larry

            @igboba:

            You say clemency? But it is not automatic. Buhari must show why the Judge should grant clemency.
            If he’s so far shown intention to deliberately violate the law, why should he be granted clemency?

            He MUST first of all be disqualified by law, and then, he must face criminal trial in another court
            for his misdeed. That is my own opinion on this matter. Nobody must be allowed to benefit
            from his own wrong.

          • igboba

            ..

          • Public Records

            • A person shall not be qualified for election to

            the office of President if he has presented a

            forged certificate to the Independent

            National Electoral Commission.

            …….§137 (j) 1999 Constitution of Nigeria

          • Hcredo

            The world has moved on….but some of you are still stuck debating Buhari’s WAEC certificate. tst..tst..this is why Nigeria continues to be backwards.

    • Hcredo

      WAEC certificate? Is that what it takes for a leader to prove himself worthy? Buhari’s statesmanship, noble character and proven credentials in public service outshine any primary or secondary school certificate that you want him to provide. It is common sense that people sign affidavits in cases where they cannot provide other documentary evidences. So his certificate is lost, it doesn’t mean that he lied about completing secondary school. Logic tells me that if Jonathan finished secondary school, but Buhari is more intelligent than Jonathan, then Buhari must have finished secondary school. We don’t need a certificate to tell us this.

      • ORACLE

        I like your logic and philosophy principle

  • burning spear

    E-X-P-O-S-E-D!!!
    BUHARI’S ELECTION VICTORY–Now showing on Hope For Nigeria–
    Buhari’s Election Victory in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kaduna and Bauchi exposed to Nigerians.
    He promised to punish electoral offenders, but it is now certain that his election was the most fraudulent election in the History of Nigeria aided by Prof Jega and his scams called Card Reader and PVC.
    It is a shame!!!

    • The dumb master keeps roaming for places to expose his dumbness.

    • Africa

      Get a life! You are so irritating…

    • ORACLE

      *If You want to catch a dog use bone
      *If You want to catch a rat use fish.
      *If You want to catch a fish use hook.
      *If You want to catch a man use a woman.
      *If You want to catch a woman use money..
      *If You want to catch PDP what will You use?
      CARD READER

      • Arrest warrant

        * IF YOU TO CATCH JONATHAN,USE BUHARI..THE GENERAL OF THE GENERALS..

    • Findsems

      Oloriburuku

    • Maitama Tambari

      damage spear, damage mind. What happened in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi and Bauchi? With exception of Kano which is APC, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Bauchi and Niger are all PDP States with hard core Governors supporting President JONATHAN. Why can’t you tell us what happens in Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Akwa Ibom States where card readers were not used? What really happens in Rivers and Akwa Ibom? Your mind is not properly balanced and thank Almighty God that a full Hausa Fulani is back on the saddle of affairs in Nigeria. By 2023, with God grace, a pure Yoruba extraction will climb the saddle for another eight years and a full Hausa Fulani extraction will jump with God grace into the saddle for another eight years. All these are consequent of your greediness. In PDP, there was a rotational zoning in the Party’s Constitution to help minorities in Nigeria to aspire to the top job but President JONATHAN, the first minority President, killed it even before the principles take root in Nigeria. Ruling in Nigeria is going to be between Hausa Fulani and Yoruba.

      • menas

        if u say so I wonder with which resources u will rule wit.. certainly not d one in my backyard cos we will destroy d oil pipelines n u will use ur COWS n Groundnuts to rule

        • Samadani

          HABA!!! My bros no vex now! I get solution for your predicament. 1. Marry more than one wife. 2. Born plenty children throway. They are good election materials since democracy is a game of numbers. So that by 2035, you will try your luck again. Shikenan!!!

      • Hcredo

        Why are you wasting you’re time answering burning..I mean “damaged” spear? If he was capable of reasoning he would not have posted such a ridiculous claim, when it is now evident to the world what it has always suspected: that the Northern states are more peaceful and Northerners produce leaders of more integrity. The kind of lawlessness that trailed elections in the south-east exemplifies the lawless character of their people and the kind of leaders they are bound to produce. No one needs to tell Nigerians that, henceforth, they are safer rotating the leadership of the country between the North and the West.

    • Hcredo

      Man, you are frustrated. Get a life!

    • Julius

      You are a disgrace to your family. You remind me of the japanese soldiers still hiding in the jungle 25 yrs after the war was over. Hope you find something else to occupy your wasteful life.You becoming annoying as fck

    • adolfs01

      This guy is being ORUBEBED, let’s just JEGAED him!

    • famaks

      At the rate you are burning there will be no fuel left in you.

      Your fiery dart was quenched on march 28, and April 11, the ashes poured into river, this spear we see today i am sure will soon fizzle away. So burn slowly

    • ralph

      If we all have follow your wrong judgement and perspectives by now Nigerian will have no hope,you really need to change your ways

  • Olisa Metuh should have learned by now that his Jajaweed view of APC has failed him.

  • Olisa Metuh should have learned by now that his Jajaweed view of APC has failed him. While the careless Metuh was looking at APC through his Janjaweed eyes, Nigerians were looking at APC with eyes of positive change.

  • tundemash

    Lai Mohammed is a masterclass at this game. He ought to be teaching Communications at Masters Level once he’s done with politics.

    Meanwhile Oloshi Metuh, when you are starting the free crash course ?

  • MilitaryPolice01

    Lai Mohammed is a liar, verified sealed and stamped, no doubt no argument about that, Buhari will do well to keep him far from his press, strategy and information departments.So far with Buhari’s press statements,speeches and releases you can tell Atiku’s boy Malam Shehu a very exposed,fine and cerebral gentleman is doing a good job

  • Maitama Tambari

    Lai Mohammed, you should not give Olisa Metuh any crash program in humanity because it is not worth it. Olisa Metuh is a waste product beyond redemption because he cannot deal with his staff properly how can he be a spoke person of a major Party? The answer to this question is so obvious in the last election when the only good things coming from PDP, if it is good was lies. He is waste material.

  • igboba

    AHEAD OF BUHARI’S TRIAL ON APRIL 22:

    Lai Mohammed, this long talk is not necessary

    If certificate holder and dropout are equal, why is JAMB not admitting dropouts
    from secondary school? The best thing for Muhammadu Buhari now is to write letter
    and beg Judge to withdraw from this WASC case and withdraw from anything called
    presidential election for the rest of life.

    Buhari can beg Judge to be allowed to go home without going to 14 years in prison.
    But Judge can abuse him as a very bad old man that is telling lies and then show
    him what lawyers are calling clemency, so that he won’t go to jail. Matter finish.

    • El-batuta

      This ignoble igboba is ignorant.

    • chi

      Dreamer, go on with your delusions. The rest of us have made our asoebi for President Buhari’s swearing in ceremony on may 29th.

    • Julius

      You are smoking something and it aint cigarette…put the pipe down son !! You are a moron.

  • Guguru

    Lai Mohammed at his best.

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  • Hcredo

    It’s been some time since I laughed so much….lol! Who thought an old man like that could have such great humour!

  • Bassey Eniang

    My dear Alhaji Lai Mohammed, don’t bother yourself.. as it will be complete waste of time and effort, but if you should insist on doing so, l advise that you first change his character, that is, if you can! Discerning observers noted the disciplined, focussed way and manner the APC leadership, members and voters conducted themselves. Nigerians also noted the matured response of your party to the childish, immature and unprofessional way those responsible for communication in the PDP campaign organisation, including Mr Metuh, Femi Fani-Kayode and others conducted themselves! Rest assured that your conduct won more votes for your party, greatly emphasising the need for change in the conduct of politics and governance in our country.

    • Niakita Kresbin

      For the first time I have seen a Nigerian who did not say “be rest assured” but “rest assured” which is the correct rendition. That aside, I totally agree with you on Lai’s presentation on the media. He was always a pleasure to watch and listen to. I need to say that his calm and measured responses to topical issues provided me all the encouragement I needed when it seemed the Change project was taking forever to come to fruition. Tho I never really believed had any chance of defeating the APC. Since after I saw the Jagaban at Obama’s inauguration (if my eyes did not play tricks on me).

  • Larry

    Igboba

    What will happen to those who voted for Buhari?

    The 1999 constitution says nobody must submit false certificate to INEC. Buhari defied the law.
    He submitted FALSE certificate to INEC through declaratory statement verified on oath saying
    he obtained WASC in 1961. That is an intentional violation of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.
    He must be punished for it.

    The 15.4 million people who voted for Buhari (representing 8.65% of Nigeria’s population)
    wasted their votes because everybody is presumed to know the law. Those 15.4 voters were told
    since December 2014 that Buhari has no proof of WASC. The 15.4 people still went to vote Buhari
    as if they are too illiterate to know the consequence. By irresponsibly daring the country’s Constitution,
    the punishment for their own stupidity is nullification of all those 15.4 million votes to make them void.
    That is what the 1999 Constitution says.

    • Larry

      ………(2) What will happen to those who voted for Buhari?

      You say clemency? But it is not automatic. Buhari must show why the Judge should grant clemency.
      If he’s so far shown intention to deliberately violate the law, why should he be granted clemency?
      Buhari has been aware since 1999 what the constitution requires and knows he doesn’t have it.
      He designed a fraudulent scheme to violate the 1999 Constitution all by himself by telling lies.
      That is not a good reason to give him clemency. He MUST first of all be disqualified by law,
      and then, he must face criminal trial in another court for his misdeed. That is my own opinion
      on this matter. Nobody must be allowed to benefit from his own wrong.

    • TC.TAMBURAWA

      USELESS PEOPLE U ARE STILL DREAMING .GET A LIFE BASTARD. THEN GO WITH YOUR KINSMEN TO VOTE AGAIN FOR JONATHAN . INEC HAS NOT FINISH ELECTION YET. BASTARDS

  • GbemigaO

    Really, Lai. Whata joke. You are not different from Nazi Geobbells. You can turn the moon into a sun!

    • Guguru

      Gbemiga,

      Are you speaking based on facts or are you speaking based on an unsubstantiated emotional response? Point to a lie told by Lai Mohammed, can you?

  • Abdulazeez Oyibo

    Olisa Metuh really needs this crash course otherwise he would make a monkey out of himself.