National leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday took the Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina, to the cleaners for insulting its spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh instead of addressing issues of witch-hunt leveled against the presidency.
Adesina had come down hard on the person of Chief Metuh while reacting to issues of emerging dictatorship and skewed anti-corruption war raised at a press conference in Abuja by the PDP spokesman.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by Richard Ihediwa, Special Assistant to the PDP spokesman, “Mr. Adesina, in his habitual deceptive and diversionary manner, left the critical issues of governance raised by Sunday’s press conference addressed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary and as usual, embarked on insults, shadow-chasing and fouling of the media space with uncouth language.
“This office has noted Mr. Adesina’s several previous unwarranted personal attacks and insults deliberately targeted at the person of the PDP National Publicity Secretary, in his desperate attempt to impress his paymaster and retain his job.
“Our answer remains that inasmuch as we know that this Presidency aide lacks depth on his current assignment and has no credible defense, being overwhelmed in his job of trying to launder the image of this government, the characteristic resort always to lies, malice and vituperations should not be an option.
“While we appreciate the fact that Mr. Adesina is not conversant and knowledgeable in politics and intricate issues of governance, he should have applied the common sense of covering his hollowness in this regard and save the Presidency the embarrassment of an arrogant attempt to wave off very serious questions hanging in the face of the present administration.
“May we remind the Presidency that Nigerians are still waiting for its response to salient national issues raised by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, bordering on relentless abuse of power, selective application of war against corruption, witch-hunt of opposition elements and perceived political opponents, threats to democratic institutions and government’s clear lack of direction on economic issues.
“How can Mr. Adesina explain the fact that, while former PDP governors and ministers are being arrested, their APC counterparts, who have more damaging petitions with anti-graft agencies, are being rewarded with ministerial positions, with yet others granted APC tickets for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections respectively?”


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