By Gbenga Oke
Nigerians, yesterday, berated the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), over his outburst that the All Progressives Congress, (APC) is plotting to take over Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta states.
Metuh, at a press briefing in Abuja, stated that APC should not take for granted its decision to concede defeat just as he alleged that the APC was planning to procure and compromise some stakeholders in the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and security personnel to doctor electoral materials against the PDP at the tribunal.
He also threatened that the party would not accept any move by anybody to manipulate the process and rob it of clear victories in these states or any other state.
His statement is a blackmail to cover up — Etiebet
Reacting to Metuh’s statement, a member of Board of Trustees of the APC from Akwa Ibom State, Chief Don Etiebet, described the statement as a blackmail and a plot to cover up the daylight ‘robbery’ that took place in the state.
He also maintained that he is flabbergasted by the statement credited to him.
Metuh’s statement is irresponsible — Mohammed
In his reaction, second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed, stated that Metuh’s statement is irresponsible and such should not come from someone who is a spokesperson of a party.
He said: “Frankly speaking, I am not surprised that such statement is coming from him but I consider it irresponsible and uncalled for because the matter is already before a competent tribunal.
“I believe such statements should be restrained and circumspect because the matter is already in the tribunal and nobody should be seen trying to pre-determine what the judgement of the competent court of law will be,” he said.