“Leave Me Out Of PDP’s Internal Crisis”, Metuh Begs Sheriff, Others

Olisa MetuhThe immediate past spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has asked to be left out of the internal crisis rocking the party as he is currently preoccupied with his failing health and extant court trial.

The former PDP spokesman was reacting to media reports that he was one of the plaintiffs in a case filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction seeking to stop the August 17 national convention of the party.

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Chief Metuh, who is standing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from the Office of the former National Security Adviser (ONSA), Sambo Dasuki and is battling to secure a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja’s permission to travel abroad for a much-needed spinal cord surgery, yesterday, said he was not part of ‎the suit and never instructed anyone to file any such suit on his behalf.

Speaking through his special assistant, Richard Ihediwa, the former PDP national publicity secretary said he had consulted those who went to court (Sheriff, Prof Wale Oladipo  and others) and had been reliably informed that his name ‎was listed in error, adding that they have promised to rectify it, accordingly.