Imo Poll: Ihedioha May Dump PDP Over Clash With Anyanwu? Party Group Spills

Imo Poll: Ihedioha May Dump PDP Over Clash With Anyanwu? Party Group Spills

  • There is a fresh crisis brewing in the Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the governorship election
  • This is as a group within the PDP disclosed that former Imo governor, Emeka Ihedioha, might dump the party due to unfair treatment
  • The group's leader noted that the PDP chairman, before his suspension, ignored calls to address the situation, and this has led to an internal crisis within the state's chapter of the party

There were indications on Wednesday, March 29, that former House of Representatives deputy speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over a rift with the party’s national secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu.

Sources close to Ihedioha said the former Imo state governor withdrew from the race recently to protest Anyanwu’s continued stay in office as the national secretary while contesting the state governorship ticket, The Nation reported.

Imo state governorship election, 2023 polls, PDP crisis, Emeka Ihedioha, Senator Samuel Anyanwu
Close sources reveal Ihedioha might dump the PDP due to a rift with Anyanwu. Photo credit: Senator Samuel Anyanwu, Emeka Ihedioha
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Ihedioha may dump PDP

Deploring the situation, a PDP pressure group, Action 2023, described Anyanwu’s action as “naked impunity” being sustained by the suspended PDP national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, who had ignored calls to address the situation in the party.

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The chairman of the PDP Action 2023, Dr Rufus Omeire, said Ihedioha’s withdrawal from the race had unsettled PDP members and supporters in Imo State.

Emeka Ihedioha withdraws from Imo governorship race, gives reason

Meanwhile, Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo, has withdrawn from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship primary in the southeast state.

Recall that Ihedioha was screened and cleared a few days ago by the PDP to contest the party’s primary ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Imo state.

However, in a letter dated March 27, 2023, Ihedioha informed the PDP leadership of his “personal sacrifice” for a “consensus candidate” by the party.

Trouble brewing in Bayelsa state APC as PCF warns against fielding minister as governorship candidate

In another development, the Progressive Consultative Forum of Bayelsa state (PCF) has warned the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against fielding an unacceptable candidate in the coming governorship election in the state.

The PCF disclosed THIS as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states off-cycle governorship election will hold on November 11.

It said the APC has to come to terms with the political ambition of two main contenders, Chief Timipre Sylva and Chief David Lyon. It was gathered that no fewer than six aspirants purchased the expression of intention and nomination forms for the party's ticket for the Bayelsa state governorship election.


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