Lai Mohammed lectures Olisa Metuh on decorum

Lai Mohammed lectures Olisa Metuh on decorum

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:18 am


Lai Mohammed: urges Metuh to shun profane language

Lai Mohammed: urges Metuh to shun profane language

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.

”Mr. Metuh, being the spokesman, first for a ruling party and now for the main opposition puts you on the rarefied level of a being a role model and a pace setter. You denigrate your office and your party when
you use that platform to spew out hate and abusive words.

Olisa Metuh: accused of using trench language

Olisa Metuh: accused of using trench language

”You might choose to be bombastic, sharply critical and even aggressive in your statements, but you do not have to resort to the use of crude language like calling your fellow spokesman a ”renowned liar”, a ”master liar” or a ”shameless veteran” to make your point. Apart from distracting from the issues at stake, those words
reflect more on your personality than on the man you have chosen to skewer, and their vulgarity is stomach-churning,” it said.

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.

”After all, it was American religious leader Spencer W. Kimball who said ‘Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly’,” it said.

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