A former national publicity secretary of thr Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh has slammed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over what he described as renewed “fruitless media trial” to keep his name burning on a non-existent case.
Metuh in a statement he personally signed described as indeed unfortunate the EFCC allegedly resorting to sponsoring cheap publications in some section of the media, in a renewed bid to again manipulate the narrative and derail the course of justice to achieve a predetermined end in his matter.
The PDP scribe alleged that this renewed attempt to push a non-existent case, is a plan to label him and destroy his political career, is coming on the heels of his firm resistance to overtures, calls and entreaties to leave the PDP.
Metuh insisted that he has no case to answer in this matter will remain active in the PDP, adding that no form of instigated attack will make him leave the PDP for another party.
He stated that, “The truth is that immediately after the landmark court of appeal judgement, the EFCC rushed to the supreme Court, in their usual territorial swagger, only to have their appeal dismissed. Why did the EFCC not inform the public of the dismissal of their appeal at the Supreme Court before sponsoring a publication to promote this retrial narrative even when they are very much aware that I have my own appeal currently pending before the Supreme Court?
“For the avoidance of doubt, I will never again succumb to the media trial of the EFCC or allow myself be continuously used as a prosecutorial guinea pig in order to threaten and cow other opposition politicians, especially as I am completely innocent of the charge against me.
“I restate that in spite of the the pressures, calls, overtures and invitations, I will never leave the PDP to join another party on account of threats and intimidation. I am ready to face the travails that comes with my resolve.”
Metuh said he is willing and ready to defend himself in this matter, particularly as he has no case to answer.
He said further, “I am not in politics to seek power, I am not in politics to seek money, I am not in politics to seek influence. I am in politics because I strongly believe in the ideals of the founding fathers of PDP to enthrone a nation where the principles and tenets of democracy will be entrenched and the rights and liberties of Nigerians respected.
“I therefore counsel the EFCC not to waste their time on this fruitless media trial in the face of a very obvious non-existent case.
“I remain grateful to the judiciary for restoring the right to medical treatment of my choice.
“No man should ever be subjected to such abuse of his fundamental rights and face the wickedness and inhuman treatment I have been subjected to in the last six years.”