“I am proud to have supported APC Gubernatorial candidate”- Sen Anyim

“I am proud to have supported APC Gubernatorial candidate”- Sen Anyim

Ruth Oginyi

Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim erstwhile Secretary to the Government of the federation and former Senate President Friday accused the National Working Committee(NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by Dr. Inyiocha Ayu of leading the party to a colossal failure.

Sen. Anyim stated this in a statement he signed and made available to journalists in Abakaliki where he reacted to the recent press statement by the opposition party publicity Secretary saying the party chieftain has been suspended from the party.

He alleged that the role of the NWC led many of the party faithful into working against the party in the just concluded 2023 General elections.

Sen. Anyim noted that he was proud of supporting the APC governorship candidate, Hon. Francis Nwifuru was returned Governor-elect of Ebonyi state in the march 18th general election

The statement read in parts, “the action of the NWC is, to say the least, disappointing. I thought the concern of the NWC now would be how to undertake a thorough self-examination on why they performed so poorly in the 2023 elections rather than seek to further divide the party by shifting blames.

“It smacks of arrogance for the NWC to put up a bold face instead of showing remorse and being sober for leading the party to such colossal loss in the 2023 general elections, thereby dashing the hopes and expectations of party members and indeed Nigerians.

“It is clear that arising from the leadership style of the NWC, many members, intentionally and proudly, worked against the party including members of the NWC. Therefore, it is a display of innate cowardice for NWC to choose soft targets to suspend and fear those that daily demonize them.

“It is difficult to explain why the NWC is in a hurry to suspend leaders of the party without recourse to a fair hearing, without which their action is null and void.

” In the case of Ebonyi State, the NWC imposed a candidate from the sitting Governor’s zone, contrary to the zoning formula in the state. Every effort to let the NWC see reason fell on deaf ears. On the day the party’s presidential rally was held in Ebonyi State, I told Dr. Ayu that I was boycotting the rally because I cannot support the candidate they imposed on Ebonyi State.

“Dr. Ayu did nothing. He did not care even though I did not attend the Ebonyi rally. The NWC may wish to know that I am proud to have supported the APC Gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi State to win the election because that conforms to the equitable formula in Ebonyi State. It is therefore my expectation that the NWC should reverse itself in the interest of the party”.

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