Calm down, Metuh tells the Anambra bizman, Arthur Eze
The former secretary of National Publicity of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, advised the popular Anambra businessman, Arthur Eze, to calm down.
Metuh said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday, following Arthur’s statement to disassociate himself from Labor Party candidate Peter Obi’s presidential ambition to back Peoples’ Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
The PUNCH had previously reported that Eze said he was not part of Obi’s presidential bid because he has seen that the former Anambra state governor is unable to win votes in the south-west and north.
The businessman made the remarks in the presence of the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, traditional rulers, women’s groups and prominent figures from the state.
Eze further stated that he had already told Obi to withdraw from the presidential race, but he (Obi) refused to listen.
Reacting to the development, former PDP chief Metuh advised Eze not to let political pundits steer him into infamy, adding that the businessman had already amassed a lot of wealth.
Metuh further warned Eze against making certain categorical statements, adding that man is not God and should not play the role of the Almighty.
He said that when he (Metuh) was competing for his PDP roles, his relatives in Anambra State were against him and even threatened him in court, but he won all three times despite their refusal to back him.
He also hit everyone who was against Obi’s ambition saying they should “leave the man alone”.
Metuh wrote: “My dear Princh, God has blessed you for decades, you have acquired untold and unimaginable riches. Calm down and don’t let political chatter lead you to infamy and public opprobrium.
“Some of us are now non-partisan and will no longer comment publicly on our political choices, but we are not expected to make certain outright statements. In fact, no man is God and no man should try to play the role of Almighty.
“In 2008, I was rejected by all the Anambra power brokers, and yet I won my election as Pdp National Vice President. In 2012, all the major political powers in Anambra fought against me and I still won and became the National Secretary of Publicity. At the 2013 repeat convention, they banded together and even tried to use the court to stop me, but God still gave me victory at the convention venue.
“This year they said that he has no structure, they said that he has no money, they said that he is not known outside of Anambra state; now, they say that he does not have an audience at his rallies.
“I don’t know who will win the 2023 election, but it definitely won’t be determined by the usual political crowd that gets paid to attend rallies. Control your family, control your domestic staff, control paid employees and fully dedicated to public and private jobs; they do not attend rallies but they will surely vote. Let candidates focus on voters, not professional rally attendees.
“Finally please let all the mini Amadioha in our land campaign for their candidates and leave that poor man alone.”