Former Imo State Governor, Hon.Emeka Ihedioha, has said there is no rift between him and Senator Samuel Anyanwu, over the latter’s adoption as South East consensus candidate for the post of National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Reports had surfaced online that Ihedioha, alongside former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, former governor of Imo State, Achike Udenwa, were opposed to Anyanwu’s nomination
In a statement signed by Ihedioha’s media aide, Mr.Chibuike Onyeukwu, he said Ihedioha is not “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 the National Convention scheduled for 30th and 31st of October 2021”
The statement read “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.