The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Imo, Samuel Anyanwu, has vowed to scuttle Governor Hope Uzodinma’s re-election bid.
Anyanwu, incumbent PDP National Secretary, was formerly a local government chairman, House of Assembly member and Imo East Senator.
On Wednesday, his campaign’s Director of New Media, Dumebi Ifeanyichukwu, said the governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were nervous.
Ifeanyichukwu noted that Anyanwu would not join words with his opponents “who are afraid of their impending loss in November”.
“It is in the nature of losers to be jittery because the people of Imo have seen the light”, the spokesperson said in a statement.
Fifty-seven-year-old Anyanwu also decried the rising level of poverty, unemployment and insecurity “thriving” under the current administration.
“Hope Uzodinma and his government have impoverished the people and put them in perpetual poverty. Young people, talented and educated, have no job.
“Imo State is one of the most dreaded places in the country because of the heightened insecurity. This is the legacy of Uzodinma.”
The flagbearer said it is shameful that the same government, which should be seeking forgiveness from the people, wants power again.
Anyanwu warned the APC and its supporters to drop any plan “to rig and sponsor violence in November like they did across the country during the general elections”.
“Affliction shall never rise again. Our people will vote out APC and secure their votes from these election robbers”, the politician noted.
The PDP added that the mandate Uzodinma holds was given to him by the Supreme Court in 2019, recalling he had the least votes among the top contenders.
In February, ex-Cross River Governor, Donald Duke said the United States imposed a visa ban on the judges who made the candidate “who came fourth as the winner of an election”.