People’s Democratic party (PDP) Campaign Council in Ebonyi State, yesterday claimed the former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, supported the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18th governorship election in the state out of his selfish interests, contrary to his claims that it was for the sake of equity.
Anyim had in a letter to the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC said he supported the APC candidate in Ebonyi because it was the turn of Ebonyi North to produce the governor of the state.
He chided the party for imposing a candidate from the outgoing governor’s zone on the state, stressing that he did not regret his actions.
But the Director of Media And Publicity of Anyichuks Campaign Council, Abia Onyike, in a statement yesterday said the former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) lied because he never wanted proper zoning of the 2023 governorship ticket to Ebonyi North.
“Our attention has been drawn to the twisted narratives and incoherent insinuations credited to the former Senate President, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim over his recent suspension from the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP), for anti-party activities.
“The embattled former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, chose to lie against the party, in a letter he sent to the National Working Committee of the party, dated 24th March, 2023, whereupon he tried to justify his barefaced treachery and open betrayal of the party during the just concluded governorship and House of Assembly elections.
“Sen. Anyim claimed that the PDP NWC imposed a candidate from the sitting governor’s zone, contrary to the zoning formula in the state. He further said that he was proud to have supported the APC gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi State to win the elections because it conformed to the equitable formula in Ebonyi State.
“But Anyim deliberately refused to state his own role during the 2022 PDP Primaries in Ebonyi State As a pre-eminent leader of the party in the state, Anyim failed to provide leadership when it mattered most.
First of all, he unilaterally started supporting Sen. Obinna Ogba from Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone for the 2023 Governorship ticket. After Sen.
Ogba lost out to Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii from Ebonyi South, Sen. Anyim smartly turned round to claim that he supported the APC candidate, Hon. Ogbonnaya Nwifuru because it was the turn of Ebonyi North to produce the governor in Ebonyi State in 2023.
If Sen. Anyim was being sincere to himself and the party, why did he not ab initio support any of the PDP governorship aspirants, from Ebonyi North such as Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo, Hon. Sylvester Ogbaga etc,” the statement read in part.