For a long time, I have given so much to my party, friends and political associates. The good Lord has used me to instal party officials, legislators and Governors. I have helped many, and I have effected changes in many a state and constituencies. I believe my covenant with God is to help enthrone the next President to effect the change missing in the last decades.
However, this is not time for politics, and I hope many of our people in my local government, state and zone will let me be for a while.
Politics has defined me for so long; everyone knows Olisa Metuh, the Ex-officio member, the South-east youth leader, the national Auditor, national vice-chairman and National Publicity Secretary of a ruling party and then opposition party. I ran my race well enough.
Only a few remember the Olisa Metuh that was managing partner of his own law firm at the prestigious Western House Lagos and before the age of 26, the Olisa Metuh that sold a chunk of Lekki lands as chairman of Legend properties Ltd, the Olisa Metuh that pioneered a lot of Igbos into investing in the capital market in the 90s and the Olisa Metuh that was one of the first Nigerians that opened a Nigerian property firm in Dubai and brought down developers to sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of properties, back then.
The Olisa Metuh many remember is the one that was handcuffed and thrown into the back of a Hilux van used to transport dogs, the Olisa Metuh that a Judge (his former classmate) insisted should be brought on a stretcher to be made a mockery of and the Olisa Metuh that was charged for money laundering for a N400m legitimately paid from the Central Bank for work duly done in the service of our nation.
But yesterday is gone, and no man should leave in the past. Although Boyz To Men sang, “.. it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday ….”, my friend Osita Chidoka opines that to focus on today and tomorrow for the sake of progress, you have to forget yesterday.
As I move forward to focus on my present endeavours devoid entirely of political influences, I pray that the good Lord show me mercy and guide me in preparing for my tomorrow.
MAY GOD BLESS US ALL.
Chief Olisa Metuh,