The Peoples Democratic Party has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to disqualify Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma and his party, the All Progressives Congress, 24 hours before the Imo governorship off-season election.
This came on the premise that the governor and APC were allegedly involved n the production and circulation of a fake video against its Imo state governorship candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, as a reason for its stance.
In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the PDP described the video as barbaric and shameful, accusing Governor Uzodimma of descending to too low to mislead Imo people.
The party asserted that the fake video indicated that Governor Uzodimma feared the popularity of Senator Anyanwu and resorted to underhand methods to undermine his chances in the election, according to Politics Nigeria.
The party commended the courage of the management of TVC, which was allegedly misrepresented in the fake video, for immediately disclaiming and condemning the fraudulent use of its name, logo, and inscription in an attempt to deceive the people of Imo state.
The PDP reaffirmed that its candidate, Senator Anyanwu, remains in the governorship race, urging the people of Imo state to disregard the fake video as completely false.
”The PDP restates that our candidate, Senator Anyanwu is very much in the governorship race. The people of Imo should disregard the said video as it is completely FALSE.
“If there is anybody that should withdraw from the race, it is Governor Uzodimma, who has amply demonstrated that he is not ready to contest in a peaceful free, fair and transparent election.
”The PDP calls on INEC to disqualify the APC and Governor Uzodimma as their reported involvement in producing and circulating the fake video constitutes a gross violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, the Nigerian Criminal Code and Cyber Crime Law,” the statement read.