The All Progressives Congress (APC) has admonished the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Olisa Metuh, to show some decorum in his public statements and avoid the use of trench language in public discourse.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Mr. Metuh’s increasing resort to the use of putrid language in his press statements is distracting from the message he might want to pass across, while at the same time sending a bad signal to the younger generation of Nigerians who look up to him and other politicians.
According to Mohammed Metuh, being the spokesman, first for a ruling party and now for the main opposition puts hin on the rarefied level of a being a role model and a pace setter. The party said Metuh denigrates his office and his party party when he use that platform to spew out hate and abusive words.
He said Metuh might choose to be bombastic, sharply critical and even aggressive in his statements, but he should not resort to theuse of crude language like calling his fellow spokesman a ”renowned liar”, a ”master liar” or a ”shameless veteran” to make hispoint. Apart from distracting from the issues at stake, those words according to APC Spokesperson, reflect more on Mutuh’s personality than on the man he has chosen to skewe.
The APC said every statement being issued today will become a reference material in the weeks, months and years ahead, hence the need to keep them decent, polished and dignifying, even when they are hard-hitting.
The party said it has chosen to call the PDP spokesman to order rather than reply him in kind, hoping he will see the reason for him not to continue on the path of profanity.