Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Adesina, Metuh Spat Over Anti-Graft War

National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition party, Olisa Metuh yesterday sustained his verbal spat with presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, when he accused him of being ignorant of politics and governance. Adesina quickly replied Metuh that he’s a broken record, which he (Adesina) has thrown away.

Metuh looked for trouble, in a statement by his special assistant, Richard Ihediwa, where he accused Adesina of ignoring the party’s observation that no former APC governor has been subjected to interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under the present administration.
In his reaction, Adesina said: “Metuh is sounding like a broken record. It’s the same thing that he says all the time.

“But let me assure Nigerians that the President has always maintained that even when it affects APC members, the person concerned must go and defend himself.
“I think what is of interest to Nigerians is ‘did these people commit the crime?’ not whether it is one-sided or not.”
“It is unfortunate that in trying to wear his master the garb of a democrat, Mr. Adesina has instead muddled up and bungled his assignment with his arrogant posturing on important national issues. Whereas this media aide may have done well in the confines of his newsroom as a media professional, he has so far succeeded in making a mockery of the office

of a spokesperson of the President of a country like Nigeria.
“Our final take therefore is that the Presidency must note that Nigerians are still waiting for a proper response on the issues raised instead of invectives from an aide who apparently talks before he thinks.”
In his reaction, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, told Daily Sun on phone that he would not join issues with Olisa Metuh.
“I had already thrown away the broken record, “ Adesina told Daily Sun.
The Sun.

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