You Are Too Quarrelsome, PDP Tells Lai Mohd; You Are Untrainable, Lai Mohd Replies
The spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lai Mohammed on Saturday engaged each other in a war of words over their party positions on recent issues bordering on the 2015 general elections and the outcome of several Tribunal cases.
While Metuh described Lai Mohammed as a ‘quarrelsome and misguided’ individual completely unfit to hold responsible national office in a democratic government, Lai Mohammed on the other hand says Metuh has gone beyond control and training.
Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday said the “cantankerous nature, resort to personal attacks and uncouth” description of a rival political party always, by the APC spokesperson while responding to critical issues, are indicative of his “background, pedigree, upbringing and emptiness as a low life”.
The party advised Mr. Mohammed to shed his ‘offensive narcissist tendencies’ even in his desperation not to end up being a minister without portfolio.
“The PDP counseled Lai Mohammed that having been a beneficiary of the benevolence and forgiving spirit of the senate president, one would expect him now to be mature, decent, civil and more organized in his responses to public comments,” the party said.
But in a quick response, the All Progressives Congress on Saturday said the resort to ‘crude’ personal attacks by the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh,? in his latest statement is a clear vindication of the party’s (APC’s) stand that the PDP should urgently rebrand or go into extinction.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said 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.
”It was the realization 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,” ?it said.
The APC insisted that the PDP should stop wailing and insulting the judiciary over the electoral tragedy? which it brought upon itself by engaging in mindless rigging and violence in the last general elections.
”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 said.