FORMER Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has distanced himself from reports making the round that he is against the aspiration of Senator Samuel Anyanwu for the post of National Secretary of PDP.
A statement by media aide to Rt. Hon. Ihedioha, Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu on Monday, urged the public to disregard such report as the former Governor has assured Anyanwu of his support.
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.
Media Aide to Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON
18th October, 2021