Olisa Metuh 'Buhari's anti-corruption campaign is a war between PDP, APC'

Chief Olisa Metuh also condemned the fact that as it seems, the members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are not open to criticisms.

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Yesterday, January 3, 2016, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, has said that the trial of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), by the Buhari Adminisation can be linked to the 2019 general elections, and that the All Progressives Congress (APC) are scared that Sambo Dasuki might be interested in the 2019 presidential elections.

Chief Olisa Metuh also condemned the fact that as it seems, the members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are not open to criticisms.

In his words, "it is appalling that the APC and its leaders, who gleefully and unjustifiably poured invectives on former President Goodluck Jonathan in the guise of playing the role of an opposition party, would now not want to condone criticisms”.

"We sympathised with the President and the APC over their inability to accept, with equanimity, constructive criticisms of their administration”.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman also stated that Buhari's anti-corruption campaign is nothing but a war between the APC and the PDP.

Quoting Olisa Metuh, “Besides, it is sad and embarrassing that President Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade has now been reduced to a war between the APC and the PDP as declared by the Office of his spokespersons.  Since they have confirmed that this is what the anti-corruption crusade is all about, the APC is obviously seeking to destroy the PDP so that it can push through Buhari’s second tenure in 2019 without opposition from the PDP.

This has also confirmed our concern that this is the reason the Federal Government is persecuting, and not prosecuting, Col. Sambo Dasuki.  The APC and its leaders fear that Dasuki, given his vast political and security network, may be harbouring a presidential ambition, more so that the PDP has zoned its presidential ticket to the north.

The PDP is conversant with the sinister plan by the APC-led Federal Government to completely decimate our party by raking up all manner of allegations of corruption against the Goodluck Jonathan administration and leaders of the PDP with a view to taking them to court on orchestrated charges.

Furthermore, Metuh maintained that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains what he termed the most decent and mature opposition, he made reference to the former President Goodluck Jonathan's regime, where Mallam Nadir El-Rufai described President Jonathan as ‘lazy, docile, incompetent, clueless, hopeless and useless leader.’

But what gives us joy is that President Buhari is not God and we will not worship him.  Unlike the APC that denigrated the office and person of former President Jonathan by wrongly depicting him as ‘clueless and incompetent’, the PDP remains the most decent, mature and constructive opposition party in our democracy and we have evidenced great respect for the person and exalted office of President Muhammadu Buhari.

During the Goodluck Jonathan presidency, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, while in the saddle as interim Deputy National Secretary of the APC, in a post on his twitter page, described President Jonathan as ‘lazy, docile, incompetent, clueless, hopeless and useless leader.’  Other APC leaders made raining abuses on Jonathan a past time.

The PDP is a very responsible opposition party; our leaders are mature; and we have demonstrated so in our critique of the President’s responses during the maiden Presidential Media Chat. We have reviewed President Buhari’s performance and concluded that it was uninspiring."

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