The choice of former member of National Assembly, Senator Sam Anyanwu, as the consensus candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the position of Nation Secretary of the party has led to another political rift among members of the opposition party in the Southeast.
Photo: Senator Sam Anyanwu, culled from TheCable
It could be recalled that some leaders and members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have agreed to conduct the National Convention of the party on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2021.
Photo Credit: The Punch
To ensure a crisis-free National Convention, the National Executive Committee (NEC) have resolved to ratify the recommendations by the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led Zoning Committee of the party. The Zoning Committee had recommended swapping of positions being, currently, held by the northern and southern members of the outgoing National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Consequently, the position of the National Secretary of the next PDP National Working Committee is zoned to the South. In the course of holding a rancor free National Convention, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Southern part of Nigeria have agreed to zone some of the positions that fall within the section of the country. Among the positions was the National Secretary, that was micro-zoned to the Southeast.
However, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the Southeast have been bedeviled with crisis in their bid to reach agreement and, encouragingly, push forward a candidate for the position of National Secretary on consensus.
Photo: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, culled from the Nation
Interestingly, Senator Sam Anyanwu has been nominated by the two serving PDP governors in the geopolitical zone, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State. Though, the choice of the two serving governors has been, widely, rejected by some prominent politicians in the geopolitical zone.
According to a story published by the Vanguard, the media house claimed that a Southeast PDP chieftain, Chief Madu Chinemeren, who is a National Ex-Officio from Imo State confirmed it that Senator Sam Anyanwu's choice was being rejected because he was nominated, indirectly, by a South-South governor.
If the revelation that was made by Chief Madu Chinemeren is critically considered, the widely rejection of the choice of Senator Sam Anyanwu as the consensus candidate of PDP National Secretary from Southeast could be a strong decision to avoid imposition of candidate on the entire region.
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