The immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has dissociated himself from a suit seeking to stop the party’s national convention billed to hold in Port Harcourt on August 17.
Metuh’s name had featured as one of the plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed by the camp of the party’s ousted National Chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff and others at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday.
In a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr. Richard Ihediwa on Thursday, Metuh said he was not a party to the suit neither did he instruct anyone to fill same on his behalf.
The statement said, “Chief Metuh wishes to inform the general public that he is not part of the suit seeking to stop the convention and he never instructed anyone to file any such suit on his behalf.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Chief Metuh has taken the pains to consult those that went to court and has been reliably informed that his name was listed in error and which they have promised to rectify accordingly.
“It is pertinent to mention that Chief Metuh has not attended any political meeting and/or programme since his chair accident at a function at the party’s National Secretariat in April wherein he aggravated his spinal cord ailment.
“Our appeal therefore is that Chief Metuh at this time should be left out of intra-party controversies. His only preoccupation now remains matters concerning his health and the extant court trial.”
Metuh, who is currently on bail, is facing trial over N400 million slush arms purchase cash which he allegedly collected from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).