June 23, 2009

2010: Call Metuh to order, group urges PDP leadership

By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—A human rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, has urged the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid playing unhealthy politics with the 2010 governorship election in Anambra State, which is near the corner,  saying that the party should call its South East zonal chairman, Chief Olisa Metuh to order for allegedly directing the Anambra House of Assembly to heat up the polity in the state.

Metuh, during a recent visit to the House of Assembly, had called on the PDP dominated legislature to always have the interest of the party in mind in whatever they do, especially as the party would not want to lose the governorship of the state again,  a statement that was interpreted in some quarters as an incitement.

In a letter to the national chairman of the party, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor and copied to President Umaru Yar’Adua, the Senate president, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, among others, the chairman of group, Comrade Emeka Umeagbalasi, said the people of Anambra State were tired of crisis and would want a healthy political atmosphere before, during and after the 2010 governorship election.