The Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won a crucial victory in court on Thursday when Justice Okon Abang stopped the Ahmed Makarfi faction from going ahead with a planned August convention. However the former National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, has dissociated himself from the Sheriff faction under which he served.
Metuh said that his name was included as one of the plaintiffs in the court suit which stopped the convention without his permission.
“Metuh has taken the pains to consult those that went to court and has been reliably informed that his name was listed in error and which they have promised to rectify accordingly,” said a statement by his aide, Richard Ihediwa, in Abuja on Thursday.
The former spokesman who is currently undergoing trial for alleged corruption, said his focus right now is to recover from his ill-health and his cases against him in court.
“It is pertinent to mention that Metuh has not attended any political meeting and/or programme since his chair accident at a function at the party’s national secretariat (of the PDP ) in April wherein it aggravated his spinal cord ailment.
“Our appeal to all and sundry therefore is that Metuh at this time should be left out of intra-party controversies. His only preoccupation now remains matters concerning his health and the extant court trial,” he said.