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There is a crisis in the camp of the South-East wing of the Peoples Democratic Party as some Igbo politicians have rejected the emergence of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the consensus candidate for the position of National Secretary.
Those who disagree with the choice of Anyanwu include former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha and others. In a statement released recently by the complainants and reported by Punch, they insisted that Anyamwu is an imposition that was orchestrated by a South-South Governor with the help of Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
So, how did the South-South Governor impose Anyanwu on the Igbos in PDP?
How Anyanwu was imposed by a South-South Governor
First of all, it is unimaginable that an outsider will impose a candidate on the South East. But that is what Peter Obi and Emeka Ihedioha have alleged. The meeting to choose the South East representative in the National Working Committee was billed for Thursday, 14 October in Enugu. On that fateful day, all the delegates from the five states arrived on time and converged at the venue of the meeting.
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Shortly after, the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was the host, arrived at the venue. The expectation was that the meeting would commence, but it didn’t. Instead, Governor Ugwuanyi unilaterally declared Anyanwu as the consensus candidate. In an actual sense, there was no consensus. It was an imposition.
And according to Chief Madu Chinemerem who signed the statement on behalf of the other complainants, it was an imposition orchestrated by a certain South-South Governor whom he didn’t name. The said South-South Governor nominated Anyanwu, who used to be his assistant and imposed him on the South-East PDP leaders through the help of the Enugu State Governor.
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Unfortunately, this is likely to start another round of crisis that could hurt the political prospect of the South East. So why couldn't Ugwuanyi have met with other leaders in the party in a bid to market his candidate? Why did he choose to go alone to the detriment of the party?
Sadly, this is not the first time that the crisis in the PDP will be attributed to a certain South-South governor. Recall that former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu openly alleged that the crisis that was rocking PDP was caused by a South-South Governor. The crisis that threw Prince Uche Secondus out of office was also blamed on a South-South Governor.
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How will the South-East caucus resolve its crisis? No one can say, but the region has less than two weeks to find answers because the PDP National convention starts on 30th October 18, 2021.
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