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Ahead of next month’s governorship election in Imo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-East Zone has thrown itself behind the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, calling on members to work together for the victory of the party.
The call came at the end of a meeting of the party’s South-East Zonal Executive, held in Enugu on Friday.
During the meeting, the zonal leadership of the party unanimously nominated the former PDP National Youth Leader, Hon. Sunday Udeh-Okoye as the new party National Secretary.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the closed-door meeting, the party’s National Vice Chairman, South-East Zone, Chief Ali Odefa, said that the decision to support Anyanwu was a collective one, adding that the party would do its best to ensure its victory at the polls.
‘We have resolved that, as South-East members of PDP, we must all do our utmost best to support our candidate in the November 11 gubernatorial election in the person of Senator Samuel Anyanwu to win. All party members in Imo State are encouraged to put in their best,’ he said.
Odefa also said another resolution was passed to nominate Udeh-Okoye as the national secretary of the party to allow Senator Anyanwu to concentrate on his electioneering campaign in Imo State.
‘The position of the National Secretary will be a kind of distraction to his electioneering campaign and victory at the polls. Therefore, the South-East Zone, having met and brainstormed, has come up with a nomination from Enugu State in the person of Udeh-Okoye to replace Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party.
‘We shall send our resolutions in writing to the National Working Committee of our great party for ratification on behalf of the National Executive Committee as provided by our party constitution,’ he added.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the party in the zone, who doubles as Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, urged the party members to remain steadfast and committed to the party.
According to him, the zonal leadership would re-strategise to bring the party back on its feet, assuring that with commitment and unity of purpose, the party would emerge successful at the Imo governorship polls.