Imo governorship: No consensus, except Emeka Ihedioha steps down, says Anyamwu


By Okechukwu Jombo

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP National Secretary, Senator Sam Anyamwu on Tuesday said the issue of consensus ahead of the Imo state Governorship election scheduled to hold on 11th November, 2023 is ruled out except Hon. Emeka Ihedioha steps down for him.

Speaking shortly with journalists after he was screened by the Senator Gabriel Suswam led Screening Committee of the People’s Democratic Party for Imo state Governorship election, Senator Anyamwu said the Imo people are already agitating for a new person that will give them sense of belonging.

The two aspirants currently contesting for the Governorship were screened for the Imo State Governorship Primary Election at the party’s national secretariat, Wadata, Abuja.

“Yes, I have been screened, it’s almost take a bow and go , because I have passed through different screenings, before becoming national secretary, I have served in different capacity. I have been a two term local government chairman, two term state house of Assembly member and a senator and I also ran for governor with Emeka Ihedioha in 2019.

“So, I passed through the screening, even the screening panel said they don’t have an issues with me. Today, I even let them know what they don’t even know before about the issue of tax clearance, tax clearance can be forge out there, but I told them to always demand for the receipt.

“We are only two in the Governorship race, Emeka Ihedioha and myself.

“On the possibility of consensus , the only consensus is when he step down for me because he has done it third time, that is why Imo state people are agitating, and how can you give person ticket for three times, so, this time, let new person go”, he added.