National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed, may go after his counterpart, Olisa Metuh of the Peoples Democratic Party , in the court of law, for libeling him.
In a statement released on Sunday, Metuh, while carpeting the APC and President Buhari, had claimed that Lai Mohammed diverted funds meant for the fencing of an airport in Osun state.
In reaction, Lai Mohammed released his own statement, where he said Metuh is still suffering from the trauma of defeat, hence his wild accusations.
The APC mouthpiece said:
”The PDP is wondering why we are not responding to the wild accusations emanating from their fertile imagination. It is because we consider the accusations nothing but an irritant.
“Mr Metuh wrote that ‘this administration must come to terms with the fact that democracy requires accountability, adherence to the rule of law and constitutional order’. Very interesting, because if the PDP had known all that, it would still have remained in power at the centre.
“It is therefore clear that the PDP spokesman has been so traumatised by the defeat of his party that he sometimes imagines he is writing about the APC when indeed he is listing the failings of his fallen party, the PDP.”
Mohammed dared Metuh “to substantiate the claim in his Sunday statement about contracts allegedly awarded to the APC national spokesman or be ready to do so in court”.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, the APC spokesman has never been involved in any airport fencing contract in Osun or any deal involving fraudulent purchase or supply of ambulances anywhere in Nigeria.”
“Mr Metuh’s assault on the Buhari administration’s anti-corruption battle is a futile attempt at saving his own neck and that of his party. Unfortunately, it is too late in the day for them, going by the quantum of allegations against them.”