The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the resort to “crude and personal attacks” by Olisa Metuh, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman, is an indication that he will not survive in the opposition.
Earlier, Metuh in a statement had said that Lai Mohammed, APC spokesman, was too “quarrelsome” to be a minister.
But in response, Mohammed, in a statement on Saturday, said that “with a combustible and out-of-control spokesman like Metuh, there is no way the PDP will survive in opposition.” “Metuh has shown, time and again, that he lacks the temperament, presence of mind, sobriety, analytical mind, decency in the use of language and panache needed for anyone to be the face of any organisation, not to talk of a political party,” he said.
“It was the realisation of this obvious fact that made us to offer to provide the excitable Metuh a crash course on how to function as an opposition spokesman. Unfortunately, it is too late now as he seems to have become totally untrainable.
“Instead of reacting to our sincere advice to his party to urgently rebrand or go down, Metuh chose to unleash his vitriolic tongue on the APC spokesman, just as he has done to the judiciary and many agencies of government in recent times.
“In what is surely a looming tragedy for the PDP, a spokesman who helped write the party into opposition is now poised to further write it into extinction.”
Mohammed insisted that “the PDP should stop wailing and insulting the judiciary for the electoral tragedy which it brought upon itself by engaging in mindless rigging and violence in the last general election.”
“The doomed opposition should also immediately stop its failed strategy of trying to distract the Buhari administration, which is busy cleaning up the mess left behind by the 16 years of locust of the sinking PDP,” the party added.