Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, a candidate for governor from the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State, has accused the APC-led administration of the state of taking pleasure in the willful murder of innocent Nigerians, ongoing kidnapping, and complete shutdown of all businesses.
Anyanwu claimed that the PDP’s goal was to remove the backwards APC government so that the state might be protected from needless deaths and economic hardships.
This was said in a statement sent by Ikenna Onuoha, Special Adviser (Media) to the National Secretary and PDP Governorship Candidate for Imo State, Anyanwu, in response to a rumor that he is being sponsored in the November 11, 2023 election that surfaced on social media and in some circles.
“The attention of the PDP Governorship candidate in Imo State, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has been drawn to a misleading and mischievous story on social media and in some quarters that he is being sponsored in the 2023 election.
“Following this fake news, our phones were inundated with calls by well-meaning Nigerians, who in their curiosity sought to ascertain the veracity or authenticity of the story.
“For the avoidance of doubt, this story is not only false, baseless, and misleading, but a brazen concoction garnished by individuals already afraid of PDP and its Governorship candidate to deceive the general public.
“What the peddlers of this falsehood forgot is that, in 2019, Senator Anyanwu ran for Governorship election when the person purportedly sponsoring him today was also in the race.
“The questions are; who sponsored Senator Anyanwu in the 2019 Governorship poll if in their mischievous imagination, he can be sponsored today? Whose interest was the PDP Guber candidate protecting as far back as 2019 when some of those championing the fake news today were struggling to be relevant?
“We wish to put the records straight that it is only a failure, a nonentity and a push-over that can be sponsored as a Governorship candidate to destabilize the position of Ndi-Imo and not Senator Anyanwu who represents the minds of every average Imo person.
The PDP governorship candidate, Senator Anyanwu, is totally committed to ousting the cruel APC administration and ensuring that our state is secure throughout.
“Senator Anyanwu presented and released abridged version of his manifesto to the public few minutes after he emerged as Imo PDP Governorship standard bearer, showing his capacity and preparedness to achieve this; a feat only he and PDP can undertake, when others are still hoping to steal from people’s strategic initiatives.”
“We are aware that the APC government continues to take pleasure in the indiscriminate killing of innocent Nigerians, ongoing kidnapping, and complete closure of all businesses in the nation. We also know that these troublemakers turned to blackmail because the PDP National Secretary refused to allow them to rig the party’s primary election by nominating stooges as candidates for governor.
The unity of the PDP as a party, which resulted in the acceptance of a consensus choice and the election of Senator Anyanwu as the party’s standard bearer, was clearly felt by those who spread the unkind and divisive venom, the statement continued.