“I’m Fully in the Race”: Imo PDP Guber Candidate, Anyanwu, Breaks Silence on Stepping Down

“I’m Fully in the Race”: Imo PDP Guber Candidate, Anyanwu, Breaks Silence on Stepping Down

  • The PDP governorship candidate in Imo state has finally addressed the reports that he was no longer in the contest
  • Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu described the report as the handiwork of mischief makers, noting "it is false"
  • Anyanwu urged the people of Imo state to come out en masse on Saturday, November 11, and perform their civic responsibility but ignore fake reports about his governorship ambition

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Imo state, Owerri - The SamJones Governorship Campaign Council has debunked the report that the governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, has stepped down from the race.

PDP, Imo state election, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu
Anyanwu denies stepping down from the Imo state guber race. Photo credit: Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu
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The PDP campaign council in the state described such reports as fake and untrue, saying nothing of such happened, Daily Trust reported.

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Recall that a video went viral recently, alleging that Senator Anyanwu, the PDP candidate for the November 11 governorship election, had withdrawn from the race.

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Speaking on the report, the director of new media, SamJones Governorship Campaign, Dumebi Ifeanyichukwu, in a statement issued on Friday, November 10, urged the general public to disregard the video.

Meanwhile, Anyanwu is one of the leading candidates in the race. He will slug it out with the Labour Party candidate Athan Achonu on Saturday, November 11, to unseat the incumbent Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), seeking re-election.

Ohanaeze advises Imo people on who to vote for

Legit.ng reported earlier that Ohanaeze Ndigbo advised Imo citizens to vote for any candidate of their choice in the state's Saturday, November 11, governorship election.

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Speaking to reporters in Owerri on Thursday, November 9, the Imo state capital, the president of the group, Chief Iwuanyanwu, maintained that Ohanaeze Ndigbo is non-partisan and therefore has no preferred candidate.

He urged Imo residents to ignore the sit-at-home order and come out en masse to perform their civic rights.

Imo election: INEC announces deployment of materials

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission announced that it has already dispatched all the non-sensitive materials for the upcoming governorship elections on November 11 in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states.

The commission's chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, revealed that these three elections will encompass 5,409,438 registered voters expected to cast their votes in 10,510 polling units across 649 electoral wards in 56 local government areas.

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