By G9ija

Samuel Anyanwu, the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, has made allegations that certain party chieftains in Imo State deliberately worked against the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the previous presidential and National Assembly elections.

Anyanwu’s spokesperson, Ikenna Onuoha, released a statement claiming that these unnamed party leaders not only received the election funds provided by the PDP but also supported the ruling All Progressives Congress, going against their own party’s interests.

The statement read in part, “The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, expresses displeasure over the number of saboteurs surrounding the party in Imo State, adding that all their efforts are to see that the PDP does not exist in the state.

“Anyanwu says the primary objectives of these saboteurs during the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections were to starve the party and its members of funds earlier approved and released as election intervention funds.

“According to him, after hijacking the election intervention funds released to the party in Imo State, some of the saboteurs turned back against candidates of PDP and engaged in anti-party activities in order to justify the deal they had with leaders of the All Progressives Congress.

“The PDP national scribe therefore calls on the party’s candidates and other aggrieved members who suffered neglect and sheer betrayals in the hands of these saboteurs to remain calm, assuring them that all legal means shall be utilised to bring those directly and indirectly involved to book.

“While assuring them of efforts to revive the party and make it more viable and formidable ahead of the November 11 governorship election, Anyanwu expresses optimism that those that betrayed the PDP would soon be made public.”