…Calls for votes for PDP
…Says: Imo debt, highest in Nigeria
The Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP in Imo State, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu(Samdaddy) has described the 27 LGAs in the state as existing in shadow and being quite cold than the grave yard as result of no activities in them.
The PDP Guber hopeful added that the situation has become much terrible with the latest Gov.Uzodinma’s alleged directive to each LGA to give “kick-back”of over N91 million to him at the end of every month.
Anyanwu expressed bitterness over the very deplorable condition of the 27 LGAs in the state via the present administration led by Uzodinma since 2020,he grabbed power as governor.
The former Owerri Zone Senator,posited that the menace would be worsened if the APC administration is allowed to return to lmo in the forthcoming November 11, poll. He urged Imolites to vote for PDP.
Anyanwu made his feelings known on Monday, while addressing “Imo Wise Council of Pastors and Clergy” at the party’s campaign office, along Okigwe Road Owerri.
The PDP Guber candidate also said that in a bid to avoid responsibility for the lingering insecurity in the state, Uzodinma has often accused prominent Imo sons of being responsible for the killings and general insecurity around the state.
Samdaddy, as he is popularly called chided the Governor’s wasteful efforts to link innocent Imo citizen with the insecurity in the state,adding that it is an indication that he has failed woefully to discharge his constitutional duties.
He said, “I became piqued on sighting a letter where Uzodinma was said to have directed the 27 Sole Administrators in the state to be releasing ninety one million, six hundred thousand naira (N91. 600, 000) each, on monthly basis to a Pseudo Account, ostensibly for covert reasons. How can the LGAs develop with this kind of open fraud. This action underscores the reason our LGAs cannot survive this present turbulence in the hands of Uzodinma and APC”.
“Hope Uzodinma should stop blackmailing me, he should face the November 11 election, he has a major battle to fight with Imo people and not me. His tactics to divert attention after destroying virtually everything in the state will not save him from defeat. Go to the 27 LGAs in the state today, they are worst than the grave yard”
“The debt profile of the state currently is higher than other states in Nigeria. This is what should give every Imo citizen some concern. Uzodinma should allow the people to make their rightful choices and stop intimidating them”,he noted.
Anyanwu recalled that when he was Ikeduru LG Chairman, he did not only approve bursary allowances to Ikeduru Students at the Law School, but appointed over 100 people in the LGA without anyone complaining of non payment of monthly allowances.
Responding,the State Coordinator of the Group, Pastor Martins Emmanuel commended Senator Anyanwu for being accessible, pointing out that his demonstration of humility has influenced their support for him .
The Cleric maintained that Imo people need a radical change which after praying and consulting, it was revealed that such turn around could only be provided by the PDP candidate.
Advising Imo people to rally round the PDP standard bearer, Pastor Emmanuel maintained that since the present APC government has failed, it would be impossible for it to protect Imo people or secure the state from the current avoidable situation.