Olisah Metuh, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of treating its members as prisoners of war
THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, July 21, accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of treating its members as prisoners of war.
Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the PDP, made the allegations while addressing stakeholders of the party in Lokoja, Kogi State.
Metuh said: “We are being treated as if we are criminals of war. We are being treated as if we are refugees. We are not afraid, we have faith in our strength, unity, faith in the peace unity and progress of Nigeria.”
The PDP spokesman told cheering PDP supporters in the state that in spite of the threat by the APC, the party was resolute in its determination to clinch the governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states in November and December, this year. According to Metuh, PDP is not scared of the intimidation, harassment and arrest of its members by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying there would be no problem if such arrests were made within the confines of the law.
Metuh who said the PDP’s stand against corruption was resolute, but lamented that the Buhari administration is witch hunting members of the opposition under the pretext of a probe. He condemned what he described as uncivilized method of arrest, intimidation and the denial of the fundamental human rights of members of the PDP who served in the last administration.
“If the ruling party believes that there is anyone who has served in the federal government and is guilty of corruption practices, they are free within the law to investigate as long as they go through due process and observe the rule of law,” he said.
The PDP said rather than provide a policy direction for Nigerians, the APC administration had dissipated energy intimidating PDP members under the guise of probing the past administration, and deny persons who served in the administration their fundamental human rights in accordance with established laws.
Metuh urged members of the PDP in Kogi State not to allow the harassment to dampen their resolve to retain the state in the forthcoming governorship election.
— Jul 22, 2015 @ 15:20 GMT