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- Face your suspension with equanimity, PDP tells Anyim
‘We want to assure Sen. Anyim that his open betrayal of our party in the state notwithstanding, we are determined to forge ahead with determination’
By Valentine Amanze
The Ebonyi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the former Senate president, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, for anti-party activities in the state, which led to his suspension from the party, assuring him that PDP would reclaim the mandate in the law court.
The anger of the state chapter of PDP was that Anyim collaborated heavily with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rob it victory in the recent governorship and state assembly election.
In a statement issued by Abia Onyike, the media adviser, 2023 PDP Governorship
Candidate, Ebonyi State, the party assured Anyim that it was forging ahead without him.
“We want to assure Sen. Anyim that his open betrayal of our party in the state notwithstanding, we are determined to forge ahead with determination. Sooner than later, the PDP in Ebonyi State would reclaim its stolen mandate through legal means.
“We shall approach the Courts to redress the monumental irregularities and electoral fraud which characterized the elections and robbed us of victory in the March 18 Governorship and House of Assembly Elections. With God on our side, we shall certainly overcome,” the party said.
It recalled that the embattled former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, lied against the party, in a letter he sent to the National Working Committee of the party, dated March 24, 2023, whereupon he tried to justify his barefaced treachery and open betrayal of the party during the just concluded Governorship and House of Assembly Elections.
It said that Sen. Anyim claimed that the “PDP NWC imposed a candidate from the sitting governor’s zone, contrary to the zoning formulae in the state”. He further said that he was “proud to have supported the APC Gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi State to win the elections because it conforms to the equitable formulae in Ebonyi State”.
It wondered why Anyim deliberately refused to state his own role during the 2022 PDP Primaries in Ebonyi State.
According to PDP, “As a pre-eminent leader of the party in the state, Anyim failed to provide leadership when it mattered most.
“First of all, he unilaterally started supporting Sen. Obinna Ogba from Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone for the 2023 Governorship ticket. After Sen. Ogba lost out to Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii from Ebonyi South, Sen. Anyim smartly turned round to claim that he supported the APC candidate, Hon. Ogbonnaya Nwifuru because it was the turn of Ebonyi North to produce the governor in Ebonyi State in 2023. If Sen. Anyim was being sincere to himself and the party, why did he not ab initio support any of the PDP Governorship aspirants, from Ebonyi North such as Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo, Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga etc. etc.”