6 February 2013

Nigeria: Metuh Absolves Self From Wayas' Troubles

Following the recent demolition of a section of the property belonging to the Second Republic Senate President, Chief Joseph Wayas, by the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has debunked any claims linking him to the actions of the FCDA

The property located in the Asokoro District of Abuja, was last Monday demolished by officials of the FCDA on the ground that the property encroached on an adjourning plot allegedly owned by Metuh.

Special Assistant to the PDP's National Publicity Secretary, Richard Ihediwa, in a statement, dismissing the allegation, said: "For the avoidance of doubt, the plot of land in question does not belong to Chief Olisa Metuh. He acquired the plot a few years ago but noticed that there was an encroachment on half of the land by Chief Joseph Wayas."

Ihediwa further stated that: "After several meetings with Chief Wayas, which yielded no result, Chief Olisa Metuh was forced to sell the land at little or no value. Chief Wayas is fully aware that the land had since been sold to another person. In fact, he has been transacting with the new owners of the land. So Chief Olisa Metuh has no interest in the land and is in no way involved in the demolition."

"Metuh is not involved in any land dispute with anybody in Abuja or in his village, as he places no value on lands and material acquisition, Ihediwa said.

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