Apparently fearing his date with the cold arms of the law, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh has cried out over an alleged move by the Federal Government to persecute him.
Metuh failed to give reasons for his claim that the government was after him, but made a veil reference to the ongoing wave of arrests of some of his colleagues in the PDP over monies received from the office of the National Security Adviser.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, the PDP spokesman alleged that he had been “hounded, harassed, intimidated and threatened severally” in the last seven months for voicing out the view of the opposition.
He said the apparatus of government should not be used as an instrument to settle scores, adding that he never had any contract dealings with the immediate past Federal Government or any of its security apparatus.
“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,” he said..
Metuh said that the press briefing has become very expedient, taken into consideration “the times we find ourselves, especially as they relate to me”.