The committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked claims that it relieved the governorship candidate of the party in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, of his elected position as the National Secretary of the party.
PDP NWC in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba, on Friday, described the report as false, noting that it was the handiwork of those who intended to cause division within the party.
According to him, the NWC did not at any time relieve or intend to relieve its National Scibe of his position.
The NWC however, condemned the development while urging the PDP supporters in Imo State, not to be dissuaded by the development, and to remain united ahead of the November 11 governorship election in the state.
“The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to a statement by a group mischievously purporting that the NWC has relieved our Candidate in the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu of his elected position as the National Secretary of our great Party.
“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.
“The NWC therefore strongly condemns the action of this group which is 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,” the statement read.