PDP governors reacts to Metuh’s handcuffing
The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDPGF) has advised security agencies to be mindful of instructions they receive from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government. Reacting to the handcuffing of Olisa Metuh, its national publicity secretary, the forum alleged that Nigeria was a “step away from full blown fascism” under President Muhammadu Buhari. The governors said the action was meant to not only deride Metuh but to project the PDP as a party of corrupt individuals “The only reasonable conclusion we have reached is that the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions of state have allowed themselves to be dictated to by a single vindictive authority which takes pleasure in using power anyhow and in anyway in gross abuse of the constitution,” the forum said in a statement issued on Thursday by Osaro Onaiwu, its coordinator.
“Security and anti-graft agencies should be mindful of how they take instructions from political office holders as the tide of power was constantly moving, as the APC will not be in power forever. “The cuffing of the national publicity secretary of the PDP exemplifies a terrible decay of power by the APC regime which sees itself bigger than the democratic state, Nigeria, which brought it to power. “For the avoidance of doubt, the Forum is not against the anti-corruption mantra of the present regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, but we insist it must be within the ambit of our constitution and appropriate laws. “Any other means is a descent into fascism with its attendant consequences in the long run.”