Amidst growing speculations of decamping of political stalwart, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Imo State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked the allegation, saying it is spread by members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to save its rejected name.
The disclosure was made in a press release signed by factional Publicity Secretary of the party, Damian Oparah in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to him, “It is foolhardy for some mischievous elements to wake up one morning and start insinuating that he is leaving the PDP for any other party, especially a party that has been rejected by Nigerians. The whole rumour is baseless, petty, and borne out of desperation.”
He alleged that there were some APC members who having seen Chief Iwuanyanwu’s rising leadership profile, are now desperate to use his image to launder APC’s fast diminishing popularity, saying APC stands rejected by the electorates and that no amount of name dropping can save the party in 2019.
Oparah said Chief Iwuanyanwu, as a member of the board of trustees and national caucus of the PDP, has shown capacity in uniting and running the affairs of PDP in Nigeria, Imo and Ikeduru Local Government Area.
Oparah admonished those peddling the decamping rumour to stop because Chief Iwuanyanwu has no intention of leaving the party he built and nurtured for what he called ‘any disorganised, disenchanted, disorientated, and morally bankrupt political party whose duty is to deceive the people’.
He expressed hopes that PDP will assume office in 2019 to restore ‘what the locust has eaten’.