PDP accuses ruling party of recruiting killer squad to muzzle opposition

Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the People's Democratic Party.

Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party.

POLITICAL hostilities between the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) resumed yesterday as the opposition party alleged that the President’s close associates have recruited a killer squad to hunt down perceived political opponents.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh claimed that Tuesday’s attack on the convoy of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was part of the plan by the APC to use violent means to muzzle opposition to facilitate President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged 2019 re-election bid.

Meanwhile, Senate President, Bukola Saraki had to intervene to prevent a rowdy session when Senator Oluremi Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State, sat on the seat meant for Senator Ekweremadu.

The incident took place during plenary yesterday.
Tinubu, who wanted to second a motion on the approval of the Lagos State Development Policy Operation Loan, generated anger from PDP senators, when she stood up to speak while standing in the deputy senate president’s corner. The lawmaker however, bowed to the rebuke of the PDP senators and left for her seat to second the motion.

Metuh said, “The PDP does not mince words in holding the APC responsible for the Tuesday attempt on the life of the Deputy Senate President. As you are well aware, APC leaders have not hidden their bitterness and resentment towards Senator Ekweremadu, whose offense is the privilege of being elected as Deputy Senate President, in line with the Standing Rules of the Senate and provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Intelligence information available to us however, indicates that Senator Ekweremadu is not an isolated target, as notable PDP leaders, including our Acting BoT Chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus National Secretary, Prof. Adewale Oladipo and members of the National Working Committee, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, House Minority leader, Hon. Leo Ogor among others have also been penciled down for assassination,” he added

On the existence of the alleged killer squad, Metuh disclosed, “We have further information that some desperate power-mongers close to President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly those privy to his interest to contest the 2019 presidential election, and who have been reading his body language against the opposition, have gone ahead to establish a killer squad to wipe off strong opposition, deeming such a service to the President.”

This killer squad,” our intelligence further revealed, “has key marksmen recruited from within and outside the country with directives to trail, track down and hit strategic opposition elements and instill fear among PDP members.”
The PDP also alerted the international community of the grave consequences of alleged actions of the APC-led Federal Government urging them to hold the Presidency responsible for any harm that might befall PDP leaders.

  • Meeday

    So wven if their chicken die na APC…


    Am not Ekweremadu` supporter directly or indirectly,not even a south easterner,i belong to the group that advocate for bloodless transfers of political power in Nigeria,How dare did Oluremi ….wat…? When a Bat cries in the night and a child dies the ensuing morning,people suspects witch craft,i.e just a proverb, undermined the constitutional laws guiding the senate? she is too desperate for power,she will not get there with that attitude of under minding nature,it singularly goes to show that,there was a suspicious clear plans,that if and if Ekweremandu was murdered she will automatically take over as senate president ,Make we fear God,and realize that God is the ultimate giver of POWER,(Office,life,achievement etc) I bet you if and only if she get there with this suspicious mind,she will never enjoy peace,go and ask Judah,Buhari who over throned Shehu Shargari,ask IBB who over throned Buhari,and may be you can ask Abacha who is already history,if it her destiny to be senate president,you don`t need to do questionable things,ask Obasanjo,got to power by divine arrangement,PD P was alleged to have silent their opposition within and outside their party their party,so people will reap what they sowed,payback period,if PDP had kept to proper rule of the law for sixteen long and corrupt years,no person today should be having fear of assassination of any kind.APC and PDP wash clean your hands for peace in the Land or God will surely bless you for any Godly deeds and will surely visit his anger on you all for evil deeds.

  • New Nigerian

    PDP and Intelligence is an oxymoron. PDP had zero intelligence even when it was in power – if in doubt, go ask 36,000 Nigerians killed by a rag tag, illiterate, suicidal nincompoops a.k.a Boko Haram.

    Ekweremadu puts up a show and now metuh comes out with some prepared, canned speech that reeks of hallucinations.

    PDP should answer one single question – what other shady deal has Ekweremadu done, with who, that he has reason to be afraid for his life? PDP is convinced Ekweremadu is a marked man. We the people are not convinced that the government we voted massively into power freely, fairly and with no history of violence when it was an opposition would now resort to shady mercenaries to silence Ekweremadu. The so-called make believe incidence is not even corroborated by any security or police report other than a story put into the press. Even if it happened, it could have simply been a road rage.

    PDP has been alleged to use assassinations and violence to further political aims – Bola Ige was assassinated while in office, Gen Azazi – a fellow Bayelsan to President Jonathan, who served as his political adviser – was assassinated…and others, were as well. Just last year the assassination attempt on General Buhari failed – thank God….Boko Haram was used as an extreme election rigging machinery leading to the decimation of the North east…so PDP is known for this.

    Having said that, we the people are taking Metuh seriously and the PDP folks as well that they are re-introducing political assassination back into our public discourse – so security around the President and key members of current government must be strenghtened and put on high alert, Ekweremadu should be questioned and Metuh should be interrogated to share the “intelligence” it claims to have – the government should do the due process to validate this intelligence and clear the air for all Nigerians. We are watching

  • juliusonny

    Poor Olisa Metuh!!! This guy needs an urgent mental surgery and treatment.

  • Babalakin

    olisa metuh has poor intelligence. if they must be a credible opposition then it must be based on substance and not fabricated lies. its just the continuation of the poor ability of the pdp. ‘who go believe the story’

  • Olawale Lekan

    This man should go and sit down and stop fabricating lies. This is not how opposition party should behave. So if PDP member died now it is APC or PMB that killed the member. yeye man.