Former Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh has cautioned billionaire businessman, Chief Arthur Eze over his reported statement that he will not support Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The three men are from Anambra State. Arthur Eze was reported widely in the media to have said that he would not support Peter Obi to be President of Nigeria because the Labour Party candidate didn’t convince him of any state he can win outside the South East, especially in the North and the South West.
The statement credited to Eze which he has not denied has attracted condemnation from many prominent Igbo leaders and Obidients social media trolls who are mostly Igbo, who felt the oil magnate betrayed the Igbo quest to produce the next President of Nigeria.
Olisa Metuh who is still in court with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his corruption trail for arms procurement money he collected from the office of the National Security Adviser, in a statement cautioned Arthur Eze not to allow himself to be dragged into the murky waters of politics.
Metuh referred to his own political experience within PDP where he sought one of the leadership positions and how he became victorious despite the opposition he faced from his own Igbo politicians within the party.
Metuh wrote: “My dear Princh, God has blessed you for decades, you have acquired untold riches and unimaginable wealth. Calm down and do not allow political punditry to lead you to infamy and public opprobrium.
“Some of us are now non-partisan and will no longer make public comments on our political choices but then, we are not expected to make certain categorical statements. For indeed, no man is God and no man should attempt to play the Almighty role.
“In 2008, I was rejected by all the Anambra power brokers and yet won my election as National Vice-Chairman of Pdp. In 2012, every major political powerhouse in Anambra fought me and I still won and became the National Publicity Secretary. In the 2013 repeat convention, they ganged up and even attempted to use the court to stop me but God still gave me victory at the convention ground .
“This year, they said he has no structure, they said he has no money, they said he’s not known outside of Anambra State; now, they say he has no crowd in his rallies.
“I do not know who will win the 2023 elections but it will definitely not be determined by the usual political crowd who are paid to attend rallies. Check your family, check your domestic staff, check those gainfully employed and fully engaged in public and private employs; they do not attend rallies but they will surely vote. Let the candidates focus on voters not professional rally attendees.
“Finally, please let all the mini Amadioha’s in our land campaign for their candidates and leave that poor man alone.”