In the lead-up to the hotly contested Imo state governorship election, a cloud of uncertainty hovers over Senator Anyanwu.

Notably, Senator Anyanwu, not only the PDP governorship candidate for the upcoming election but also the National Secretary of the party, has found himself at the center of a political storm.

Reports are rife that the PDP’s secretariat has taken the unprecedented step of dismissing Senator Anyanwu as National Secretary of the party.

The Zonal Executive Council of the Party, in a dramatic twist of events during their Enugu meeting on Sunday, officially sanctioned his removal. In a surprising move, they also affirmed the appointment of Rt. Hon. Ude Okoye, a former National Youth Leader of the Party, as his replacement.

The stakeholders meeting was presided over by Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State and attended by prominent party members, including former governor of Ebonyi State, Sam Egwu, former National Chairman Okwesilieze Nwodo, and two former Imo State Governors, Achike Udenwa and Emeka Ihedioha.

The news of Senator Anyanwu’s removal has spread like wildfire on various social media platforms, sparking widespread debate and concern, particularly regarding the potential impact on his candidacy in the imminent Imo governorship election.

Despite Senator Anyanwu’s tenacious efforts to halt his removal, including resorting to legal actions, it appears that he failed to secure a court order in his favour.

The timing of his dismissal, occurring less than 25 days before the crucial governorship election, has raised eyebrows, as it appears to challenge the Party’s Constitution, which stipulates a 30-day notice period before an official vacates office. This development has cast a shadow of doubt over the PDP’s participation in the upcoming Imo governorship election.

Senator Anyanwu is a prominent rival to the incumbent APC candidate, Governor Hope Uzodimma, adding a layer of intrigue to the unfolding political drama.

To gain clarity on this matter, INNONEWS conducted a thorough examination of the party’s constitution.

According to Section 48 of the Constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party, any party official is deemed to have resigned once they assume an executive office at the state or federal government level. This rule encompasses roles such as President, Vice President, Governor, Deputy Governor, and specific positions.

In light of this constitutional provision, the debate intensifies as to whether Senator Anyanwu should resign from his role as National Secretary upon winning the governorship election.

Legal experts offer varying interpretations, emphasizing that Anyanwu’s resignation may only become pertinent if he emerges


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