Chris Steven, Abuja
National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has raised the alarm over what he called plans by the federal government to silence him.
Metuh who addressed journalists in Abuja on Tuesday did not however explain further on such plans by the federal government.
“In the last seven months, as opposition spokesperson, I have been hounded, harassed, intimidated and threatened severally.
In order to avoid personal and family pressure, I had refrained from bringing them to the public domain.”
“On account of recent information available to me, I now have cause to believe that the federal government is desperate and may have finalised plans to silence me.”
Explaining further to newsmen, the PDP spokesman said, “as someone who has been a private person, having not taken any public
office, the choice of where, how and when to invest and conduct my personal business remains my prerogative. In this regard, I note that I never had any contract dealings with the immediate past federal government or any of its security apparatus.
“In the course of my duties as the National Publicity Secretary of our party, the then leader of our party and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria invited me and directed that I carry out some assignment relating to my office and which he duly funded. It is important to note that the former President was fully satisfied with the way and manner I handled the assignment.”
He however urged All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government not to use the
apparatus of state power to settle personal scores.