The attention of Emeka Ihedioha Governorship Campaign Organisation has been drawn to the allegation and media reports particularly on Hot 99.5 FM station, owned by Senator Chris Anyanwu, accusing His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives of disrupting the conduct of the Adhoc Delegate Election of the Peoples Democratic Party, held on the 1st of Novermber, 2014 at Central School, Enyiogugu for Enyiogugu Ward, Aboh Mbaise LGA. Imo State.
Senator Anyanwu in her allegation which, in parts, read, ‘Hon. Ihedioha introduced a very new, brazenly criminal twist to party congress. He moved people from Mbutu, Uvuru, Umuhu, Nguru, in Aboh Mbaise LGA to Enyiogugu ward and directed them to queue up to be videoed to the consternation and anger of the natives.’
Senator Chris Anyanwu’s allegation, no doubt, is only aimed at smearing the reputation of the Deputy Speaker as there is no iota of truth whatsoever in this unfortunate and brazen falsehood.
Rather than admitting that her loyalists lost woefully at the polls, she is directing her anger at Chief ihedioha whose concern, like every other leader, was only to ensure that the exercise was peaceful and hitch free in accordance with the guidelines of the party.
It is also imperative to emphasize that due to the size and capacity of the LGA party headquarters, the stakeholders and leadership of the party including Senator Chris Anyanwu agreed to use the Central School, Enyiogugu field as the distribution/collation centre for the exercise.
In compliance with this above decision, all the stakeholders and leaders of the party in Aboh Mbaise LGA assembled from their various wards to observe the distribution of materials.
The Deputy Speaker had no hand, nor control in the management of the Adhoc Delegate Election in Enyiogugu as it was primarily and entirely the affairs of the Enyiogugu people and those sent to supervise and conduct the election by party officials.
It is therefore shocking that Senator Chris Anyanwu should vent her anger on the woeful performance of her preferred candidates for the polls on the Deputy Speaker who was merely there to observe the distribution like other leaders.
The allegation by Senator Anyanwu on the use of SSS, police, thugs and cult members is a figment of her own imagination as it has embarrassed the entire PDP in Enyiogugu ward and Aboh Mbaise in general.
Senator Anyanwu, being one of the governorship aspirants, is better advised to concentrate on winning the governorship primaries in accordance with the party guidelines rather than looking for scapegoats.
Chief Barr. Chris Okewulonu