The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced that Senator Samuel Anywanwu is still its national secretary and governorship candidate for the November 11, governorship election in Imo.
The party made the disclosure after a group claimed Anyanwu had believed in his candidature and position.
“The NWC states in very clear terms that the claim by the group is completely false as the NWC did not at any time relieve or contemplate to relieve the National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu of his position,” said Debo Ologunagba, PDP’s national publicity secretary, in a statement.
He said the action of this group which was “the handiwork of those who intend to embarrass, cause disaffection and division in our Party in their attempt to distract the PDP, our Candidate, Senator Anyanwu and the people of Imo State in the quest to rescue the State from the stranglehold of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The NWC states and cautions that no matter how strongly an individual or group feels about an issue, resorting to fabrications, lies and claiming of a non-existent decision by the NWC is highly condemnable.
“The PDP urges Nigerians, particularly our teeming members and supporters in Imo State to disregard the said false claims as Senator Anyanwu remains the National Secretary and Candidate of our Party in the November 11, 2023 Governorship election in Imo State.
“The NWC charges the PDP in Imo State to remain united, focused, at alert and continue to resist the antics of suppressive forces which are bent at distracting our Party in the march to victory on November 11, 2023.”