Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East region have rejected Senator Sam Anyanwu as the zonal consensus candidate for the position of the party ‘sNational Secretary.
Former Governors of Anambra and Imo states, Peter Obi, Chief Achike Udenwa, and Emeka Ihedioha, are among the party officials who have expressed their opposition to Anyanwu’s candidacy.
This was contained in a statement titled, “Press Release,” signed by a National Ex-Officio from Imo State, Chief Madu Chinemerem.
According to the statement, what transpired during the PDP meeting which was held on Thursday, October 14 in Enugu, ended in a stalemate.
The statement read in part, “What transpired at the PDP meeting held on Thursday 14th October in Enugu hosted by Governor Achike Ugwuanyi, can best be described as a stalemate.
The party chieftains stated that Sam Anyanwu was not elected to represent the South East as PDP National Secretary during the meeting.
Gov. Ugwuanyi and Ikpeazu arrived at the gathering and announced Sen Anyanwu’s nomination.
The majority of those in attendance were adamantly opposed to it and refused to accept it. Senator Anyanwu’s nomination was rejected by the whole Anambra delegation, led by Peter Obi. It was also rejected by Imo delegates led by former governors Emeka Ihedioha and Achike Udenwa.
The State chairmen of some states also said No. The meeting came to an end with no agreement.
“What was most annoying to the South East leaders was that Senator Sam Anyanwu is being imposed on them by a Governor from South South who nominated him”.
Just because he is his Special Assistant, he is pushing his choice on the governors of the South East.