- Samdaddy Anyanwu denies defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- Anyanwu wants his group to support and work for the success of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the PDP
- The senator representing Imo east district at the National Assembly describes as rumour the report that he plans to defect
The senator representing Imo east district at the National Assembly, Samdaddy Anyanwu, on Monday, February 4, denied leaving the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) or any other political party.
Legit.ng learnt that Anyanwu cleared the air to his supporters concerning speculations that he had left the PDP.
Vanguard reports that while speaking with his support group, the Divine Mandate Movement, at his country home of Amaimo in Ikeduru local government area of Imo state, Anyanwu to pleaded with the group to vote for the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi.
“I’m still in PDP and I am calling all my supporters including the Divine Mandate group to vote for Atiku/Obi candidature.
“The rumours making the rounds that I will soon leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not true. I am still a strong member of PDP. I remain a member of PDP.
“I have also directed members of the Divine Mandate Movement to vote massively for Atiku/Obi in the February 16th, presidential election,” he said.
It is reported that the senator had challenged the emergence of the Emeka Ihedioha as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Imo after the October 1, primaries in the state.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the entire executive council members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and 4,000 members of the party in Shanga local government area of Kebbi announced their defection to the APC.
The defectors, who were received by sectary to the state government, Alhaji Umare Babale and APC state chairman Alhaji Bala Kangiwa at the Presidential Lodge in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, February 4, said they were swayed by laudable programmes of the APC government at state and federal level.
Babale welcomed the defectors, saying: "It is a good sign of victory for APC in the state.”
He assured them that the party would not discriminate against them, but provide a level playing ground for them to realise their political goals.
It was also reported that with some days to the general elections, the immediate deputy governor of Ondo state, Lasisi Olugbenga Oluboyo, is expected to part his way with the PDP and pitch his tent with the All Progressive Congress (APC)
It was reported that Oluboyo, who was the deputy governor to Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate governor of the state, has been making wide consultation with the leadership of the APC following his decision to dump the opposition party.
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