The office of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP has reacted to what it termed an attack on the person of Chief Olisa Metuh by those who claim to the officials of the PDP Staff Welfare Association.
In a statement signed by a Special Assistant to the National Publicity Secretary, Richard Ihediwa, the office said it does not consider the attack strange due to the recent effort by the person of Olisa Metuh in rebuilding the PDP and the discomfort it posed to the ruling party.
The statement admitted that some discontented PDP members have been found as willing tools in the hands of anti-PDP forces to castigate, discredit and attempt to ridicule the efforts of the National Publicity Secretary.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that the National Publicity Secretary will not be deterred or detracted by such threats and cheap blackmails as he remains committed to his role in the rebuilding of the PDP and in providing firm, credible and issue based opposition to the ruling party.
“This office would not join issues with these elements, however we make bold to state that Chief Olisa Metuh, being aware of the challenges that comes with his new role has offered himself, his office as well as all his private companies for probe by the Department of State Services (DSS) or any other government agency for that matter.
The statement wondered how the state congresses recently conducted in Anambra and Kogi was linked to the issues of staff welfare which the author of the press statement made its theme.
While appreciating the path chosen by the “staff welfare agitators” in coming to the public with demands for investigation instead of terminating the National Publicity Secretary’s life, the statement stressed that the task of holding the government of the day accountable has just begun.
“We restate that the National Publicity Secretary will not in any way be cowed or intimidated by the threats, blackmails and attacks by anti-PDP forces to abandon his mandate as spokesperson of our great party.” The statement said.