Anyim, Egwu not fighting over who controls Ebonyi PDP -Scribe
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State chapter, has denied a social media post which said the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim; and the Senator representing Ebonyi North Zone, Dr. Sam Egwu, were at loggerheads over the control of the party in the state.
In the social media post, it was alleged that Anyim and Egwu had fallen apart as the PDP Congress approached and were scrambling for supporters within the party ahead of 2023.
The post had partly read, “Battle for Supremacy in Ebonyi PDP…
“Ebonyi PDP crises deepen as Egwu, Anyim fight over party supremacy and upcoming Congress while Ali Odefa remains helpless. The battle of who controls PDP in Ebonyi State is getting tougher on daily basis as Egwu and Anyim Pius Anyim fight for supremacy.
“Recall that, Egwu who was a Governor of Ebonyi State claims that he would be given opportunity to be the leader of the party in the State while Anyim Pius who was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the President of the Senate should go to zonal position.”
But while denying the alleged rift between the two PDP leaders, the party attributed the post to the handiwork of the ruling All Progressives Congress, maintaining that the opposition party was currently more united than ever in the state.
PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Silas Onu, stated this in a statement, issued to journalists, on Wednesday.
The statement read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to an unfortunate contrived story deliberately planted in the social media on an unfortunate page (the name cannot be recalled as it is irrelevant) presupposing that there is a sort of grand-scheming between our Leaders, H.E Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim and H.E Sen. Sam Egwu.
“Firstly, we are not surprised but glad that the Umahi’s APC faction is worried and deeply troubled over the peace that has remained constant in the PDP since the inglorious exit of Gov. David Umahi. The APC faction in the state is merely ventilating their current internal frustration by planting contrived stories to divert the attention of our very determined people from spotting their obvious crisis emanating from an ordinary Ward Congress.
“To our teaming supporters, be rest assured that your leaders – H.E. Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON, H.E. Sen. Sam Ominyi Egwu and all others are working assiduously and as a team to deliver the best leadership for our party ahead of our return to government in 2023.”