- A former spokesperson of PDP, Olisa Metuh, has urged Nigerians to have a firm belief in the PDP
- Metuh made the plea on Wednesday, February 10, after returning from the UK
- The PDP chieftain urged the party members to remain focused on promoting the ideals and values of its founding fathers
Olisa Metuh, a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the party remains a viable option for Nigeria’s unity, stability and development.
Leadership reports that he said the PDP possesses the values, ideals and principles needed to pull the country out of its present predicaments.
Legit.ng gathered that Metuh stated this while receiving members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), who paid him a visit at his residence in Abuja on Wednesday, February 10, after his return from the United Kingdom (UK) where he underwent medical treatment.
According to Metuh, his confidence in the PDP as the platform that holds hope for survival remains unshaken.
"Despite my travails and challenges, my confidence in the ideals, values and principles of the PDP, as enshrined by our founding fathers, remain unshaken and it is clear that the party can rescue our nation from her current dire straits.
“Our nation has passed through a lot and the citizens are losing hope in the polity. In the Southeast and southwest, many of the citizens are questioning their fate and faith in Nigeria and this is also the situation in other parts of the country. It is important that these issues are addressed."
Metuh commended the PDP NWC for stabilising the party, urging them to remain focused on promoting the ideals and values of the founding fathers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the seven years jail term imposed on Olisa Metuh over alleged money laundering was nullified by the Court of Appeal.
It was reported that a three-man panel of the appellant court in a ruling on Wednesday, December 16, stated that the conviction by the Federal High Court was biased.
Justice Stephen Adah who read the judgment stated that the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, who convicted Metuh showed evidence of prejudice during the trial.
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