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APC, PDP speakers war of words over Kano emir

09 June 2014, 21:49

Abuja - The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has lashed the Interim National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Lai Mohammed for his attack on the ruling party's National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.

Mohammed on Monday accused the ruling party and its publicist of inciting violence through a congratulatory message to a candidate that had not been announced as the emir of Kano.

Metuh conceded the party had made an innocent mistake but immediately withdrew it and tendered an unreserved apology well before the official announcement of the new emir was made.

"What does Lai Mohammed have to say to Mallam Lamido Sanusi Lamido himself who tweeted at about 8.59 am that same Sunday that Alhaji Lamido Ado Bayero has emerged emir? What does he have for credible electronic and print media organizations who broke the news of the emergence of Ado Bayero as emir upon which prominent Nigerians issued statements congratulating him?" Mohammed had called for the arrest of Metuh.

"Our attention has been drawn to an inciting and misleading statement by Lai Mohammed wherein he again exhibited his penchant for insane blackmail by calling for the arrest of the PDP National Publicity Secretary. We are indeed shocked by this statement and wonder what sort of dirty individual that could be so unprofessional, unprincipled and unethical. Indeed, it
appears that lying Lai Mohammed has gone delusional and requires urgent medical attention. Has he become a low life who can go to any extent to score a cheap a political point?" Metuh stated.

He reminded Nigerians of the "endless personal attacks" by Lai Mohammed on the person on himself.

"In fact, we are aware of the well-oiled machinery by the APC for continuos campaign of calumny to discredit and demonize the PDP National Publicity Secretary and other PDP leaders for no just cause. Nigerians often wonder why the APC is seen as a religious, violent and ethnic party. They can now see that this also has to do with the character and content
of their spokesperson," Metuh stated.

- CAJ News


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