There are indications that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is making moves to save the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.
The PDP Staff Welfare Association had, in a statement last week, alleged that Metuh worked against the candidature of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last election.
This, they alleged, he did in order to requite the ex-President for rejecting him as Director of Publicity of the Presidential Campaign.
The association also alleged that the PDP spokesman squandered a sum of N450 million earlier approved for the office of PDP Publicity Secretary by President Jonathan. Similarly, the party’s headquarters yesterday also declared the allegations are ridiculous.
In a statement on Saturday by Special Assistant to National Publicity Secretary, Richard Ihediwa, PDP denied the allegation of corruption leveled against Metuh.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to place on record that at no time did the National Publicity Secretary receive any money or monies from the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, before, during or after the 2015 campaigns for media and publicity functions or for any other reason whatsoever. “We have however noted that those who started this allegation have since apologised and we want the general public to take copious note of this,” the statement added.
It described as ridiculous, the allegation against Metuh of working against the former President during the election. The statement noted that it is incontrovertible that Chief Metuh was the major voice within and outside the party structure, amplifying and defending the achievements and policies of Jonathan’s government in the various sectors before and during the campaigns.
”Though, we were saddened by recent unfortunate disagreements in our party, the National Publicity Secretary is satisfied with the stance of the workers’ association in apologising to the National Working .