The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, on Tuesday slumped and was rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja, an associate and an aide have told NEWISSUES.
The incident occurred during the inauguration of the Yobe and Borno states caretaker committees at the Wadata Plaza party secretariat of the party located in the Wuse Zone 5 District of Abuja, witnesses said.
A source close to the PDP chieftain said Mr. Metuh suddenly collapsed during the event, and was unable to move his body.
“The incident happened in the full glare of all those who attended the programme including party members and journalist,” confirmed sources.
They also confirmed that Mr. Metuh was being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the National Hospital.
Mr. Metuh has had a troubled time in the past few weeks, with his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which accused him of receiving N400million from funds released to former NSA, Sambo Dasuki, to buy arms from the military.
The PDP chieftain denied any wrongdoing, but he is currently being prosecuted over the matter.