The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, on Tuesday slumped and was rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja, for medical attention.
Metuh was said to have slipped off a swivel chair and landed on his waist. He was about taking his seat when the chair rolled backward, causing him to miss the seat.
The impact of the fall kept Metuh writhing in pain, as he was helped out of the National Working Committee hall, venue of inauguration ceremony of the Borno and Kebbi states caretaker committees of the PDP.
Apparently having sprained his waist, two policemen had to practically carry him out of the party secretariat into a waiting car to the hospital.
The accident slowed down the ceremony, which was about to begin for about ten minutes.
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.