Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, says the opposition party is the only option that can save the country from her current mess.
He said this on Thursday while playing host to members of the party’s National Working Committee who paid him a courtesy visit at his Abuja residence.
The PDP chieftain thanked the party leadership for the visit and commended the Uche Secondus-led committee for standing by him during his trial.
Metuh, who just returned from the United Kingdom where he had gone for medical treatment, stated that the PDP remains the viable option to restore hope in Nigeria and revamp the faith Nigerians have in the nation.
He said: “At this point, the PDP remains the viable option to restore hope in the polity, revamp the faith Nigerians have in our nation and save her from collapse.
“Despite my travails and challenges, my confidence in the ideals, values and principles of the PDP, as enshrined by our founding fathers, remain unshaken and it is clear that the party can rescue our nation from her current dire straits.
“This is because the PDP has the desired values and principles of all-inclusiveness, respect for the rights and sensibilities of Nigerians across board, respect for democratic tenets of rule of law, equity and justice, promotion of excellence as well as equal access to resources and opportunities irrespective of creed, ethnicity, class and even political learning.
“Our nation has passed through a lot and the citizens are losing hope in the polity. In the South-East and South-West, many of the citizens are questioning their fate and faith in Nigeria and this is also the situation in other parts of the country. It is important that these issues are addressed.”
Earlier, the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, thanked God for seeing Metuh through the ordeal and commended him for remaining resolute despite all odds.