A former senator, Chief Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has denied saying former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and Senator Ifeanyi Araraume were gearing up to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Senator Anyanwu, who represented Imo East District at the Senate between 2015 and 2019 wondered why anyone would link him to such a remark when he never made it.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Ikenna Onuoha, the senator lashed out at those he described as disgruntled and expired politicians for masterminding the falsehood against him.
According to him, such politicians were hell-bent on smearing his name to score cheap political point.
He recalled that in a recent interview, he had only stated that the Peoples Democratic Party would soon be receiving some top All Progressives Congress (APC) members in its fold without mentioning anybody’s name.
Anyanwu, who is fondly called Samdaddy expressed surprise that some people turned his statement upside down in order to score political relevance.
He said; “Their latest gimmick is the fake, empty, fictitious and frivolous story that Senator Anyanwu identified Senators Rochas Okorocha, Ifeanyi Araraume and Chief Uche Nwosu amongst others as those warming up to join PDP.
“Please, disregard the trending news as such is only existing in the imagination of its peddlers, and those behind this fake news are expired politicians struggling to remain afloat by disparaging others.
“The false alarmist has capitalized on the recently published interview of Senator Anyanwu wherein he charged PDP members in Imo State to remain focused.
“In the said interview, Distinguished Senator Anyanwu made it known that PDP would be receiving top APC members into her fold in the next few months without mentioning anyone’s name.
“It therefore becomes surprising that some jobless media hackers whose stock in trade is to hijack and turn statements of political bigwigs upside down to score cheap political relevance are on the prowl. This is unfortunate, shameful and dangerous to our democracy.”