Former Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has thrown his weights behind the south east consensus candidacy of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its forthcoming national convention. Ihedioha, who made this declaration in a release through his Chibuike Onyeukwu, described insinuations of his opposition to Anyanwu as misleading.
The statement reads:
“My attention has been drawn to reports in the media purporting that His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON is averse to the nomination of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the consensus candidate of the Southeast for the position of National Secretary of PDP for the National Convention scheduled for 30th and 31st of October 2021.
The information is entirely misleading and should be disregarded.
“It is noteworthy that Rt. Hon Ihedioha, last Friday, had a meeting with Senator Anyanwu shortly after Thursday’s meeting of critical stakeholders of the PDP Southeast, held in Enugu.
“Rt. Hon. Ihedioha extended hand of fellowship and assured Senator Anyanwu of his support, that of Imo PDP and indeed his friends and associates across the country to emerge as National Secretary at the Convention and to succeed in office.
“Let all issues, therefore be rested and nobody should play politics with it as it is not an issue in contest.
“Senator Anyanwu is neither the problem of Imo PDP nor that of our state. We know our problem.
“Imo PDP remains a united family driven by a common purpose. Any attempt by fifth columnists to cause disaffection, especially among its leaders will not succeed.