PDP spokesperson says it’s “cold” in the opposition

Metuh also said that many members of the PDP lost discipline and commitment after former President, Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential elections.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has said that it is cold being in the opposition.

Metuh also said that many members of the PDP lost discipline and commitment after former President, Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential elections.

Metuh made the comments during a recent interview with Sahara TV.

He said:

“It is cold out here. It is cold because people that have been with you for the past 10 years now decided to change because we are no longer in power. It is cold out here because people allowed themselves to be used against the party.”

“It is cold out here because you are subject to the machination and conspiracy of the ruling party. But in terms of service, being in the opposition renews your commitment.”

“The week that we lost the presidential election, some members changed. They are no longer committed and even the staff of the party are no more disciplined because there is no benefit to get. This has, however, separated those who came to reap from the PDP and those who want to really serve. Politics is about service. Those who want to serve will remain.”

“One thing is clear, there is no group, association or political party in this world where you will not find corrupt persons or those who want to engage in corruption. We welcome the probe of corrupt government officials because we in the PDP don’t condone corruption. If there is any of us who is corrupt, the law must take its full course. You must have respect for the rule of law.”

“What we are witnessing now is political lynching. The ruling party is painting every member of the PDP as corrupt. They are rewriting the rule of law. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. This is unconstitutional, undemocratic. Our point is that, let the rule of law prevail. You can probe, there is nothing wrong with that but probes should not be the centre programme of any government. What is their agenda for the nation? Probe is diversionary.”

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