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The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, popularly known as Samdaddy accused the Imo State Government of plotting to cause a crisis among governorship contestants from Owerri zone.
Senator Anyanwu, who is also the National Secretary of PDP, said he has uncovered a plot by mischief makers to cause political disharmony against Owerri zone candidates, who are contesting the same position with him.
He made this known in a statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Imo PDP (Sam-Jones) Governorship Campaign Organisation, Mr. Ikenna Onuoha.
According to him, credible information obtained revealed that members of the All Progress Congress (APC) in the state allegedly led by a commissioner are behind the plot.
‘Their motive is to fraudulently concoct provocative articles against our candidate and criminally tag same to one of the governorship hopefuls from Owerri zone, Gen. Lincoln/Jack Ogunewe (rtd) to create disaffection amongst Owerri zone brothers.’
‘To perfect this hatchet job, these disgruntled elements conjured a provocative article titled, ‘Monumental disgrace awaits you Nov 11, Ogunewe blasts SamDaddy’ claiming that our candidate purportedly sponsored a reported blackmail against him, (Ogunewe) a few days ago.
‘To be candid, our candidate as a mature gentleman with good temperament will not stoop so low to blackmail anyone thereby leaving behind, the ongoing issue-based campaign aimed at defeating the embattled Governor Hope Uzodimma and his outgoing administration.’
Despite this, he said he would not be deterred by these cheap blackmails and mischievous reports, adding that what he is interested in is to secure the state from the stranglehold of the APC administration and thereafter, make Imo Safe Again.