FACT CHECK: Has PDP’s Sam Anyanwu Withdrawn From Imo Governorship Race? | READ FINDINGS
It has been rumored that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 11, 2023 election in Imo state, Samuel Anyanwu, alias Sam Daddy, has withdrawn from the race.
A video had gone viral, wherein Anyanwu allegedly affirmed the capacity of the incumbent governor, “Hope Uzodinma to deliver”.
Reacting, Anyanwu in a statement issued on Thursday by Ikenna Onuoha, Director, Media and Publicity Imo PDP (Sam-Jones) Governorship Campaign Organization, described the video as doctored.
He accused governor Hope Uzodinma of resorting to blackmail and using a fake video to deceive the public.
Anyanwu noted that he is still in the governorship race, expressing confidence that he will win the election.
The statement read;
Senator Anyanwu Never Withdrawn From Imo Governorship Race, Uzodinma Only Banking on Blackmail
Our attention has been drawn to a trending video on social media purportedly claiming that the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Saturday, November 11 off-season election in Imo state, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu popularly known as “Samdaddy” has withdrawn.
This video is not only fake, blatant lie from the pit of hell, very mischievious, ridiculous and misleading, but a senseless vile sheepishly formulated by the outgoing Governor Uzodinma to deceive the public.
A critical look at the said video indicates that it was criminally edited and super imposed by these mischief makers to suit Uzodinma and his party’s criminal tendencies. Please, ignore such falsehood as Senator Anyanwu never withdrawn and does not have such intention in this election he has almost won.
The truth of the matter is that Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu and the candidate of the PDP is a big threat to Uzodinma, who has become dried in both the physical and spiritual since Imo people started booing him.
It is important to tell Uzodinma and his supporters that no amount of blackmail and empty propaganda will ever save him from the looming defeat on Saturday.
Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu remains a candidate to beat in this Saturday Governorship election. He is prominently in the race and will never ever think of withdrawing from a contest over 70% percent of observers have ticked him as the likely winner of the poll. Please, be guided accordingly.