The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it is sad that it could be so engulfed by crisis at a time it has the collective zeal of repositioning its fortunes.
Richard Ihediwa, special assistant to the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement yesterday said that Metuh was aware of the challenges that came with his new role of providing firm issue-based opposition.
The statement also quoted Metuh as stressing that the aggrieved workers of the party which embarked on a strike have apologised for their actions.
Besides, the National Publicity Secretary said he did not receive any money from former President Goodluck Jonathan before, during or after the last general elections for the polls or any other purposes.
The statement said apart from instigating some unsuspecting persons within the PDP to peddle lies and insults against the party’s spokesman, there was a well-coordinated assault by anti-PDP forces who it alleged have engaged heavily paid consultants masquerading as writers and columnists, in addition to social media hirelings, some of who use pseudonyms to attack him.
It alleged that the attack on Metuh is because he is firm and speak out against the undemocratic actions and tendencies of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.
“Whereas the PDP Workers Welfare Association has since apologised over allegations it made against the PDP National Working Committee, and particularly the national publicity secretary, the anti-PDP elements, shamed by that development, are still relentless in their unholy enterprise against him and other leaders of the party,” the statement added.
What concerns the PDP, the statement added, is the task of sustaining a strong, credible and issue-based opposition and the collective mission of repositioning the party to regain power at the center in 2019.