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PDP Disown Congratulatory Message To New Emir Of Kano

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disowned a message of congratulations to the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Ado Lamido Bayero.

Special Assistant to the party's national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, Mr. Richard Ihediwa, had shortly after Bayero's emergence issued the message, on behalf of his boss.

However, Metuh has since distanced himself and the PDP national leadership from the congratulatory message. He described the message as an 'embarrassment' and without approval.

A statement from Metuh read:
Our attention has been drawn to a unauthorized statement issued on behalf of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP by his Special Assistant, Mr. Richard Ihediwa, congratulating the eldest son of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano.

Mr. Ihediwa relied on a false news flash on the AIT and issued a statement in that direction without approval from the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.

This is completely embarrassing to the National Publicity Secretary and the entire leadership of the PDP.

We hereby dissociate with the statement earlier issued and regret the embarrassment this may have caused the entire nation, the Kano Emirate and the good people of Kano state.

Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary