The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disassociated itself from an alleged viral video announcement that Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Imo governorship candidate had withdrawn from the state governorship race.
Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary in a statement on Friday in Abuja,said the viral video could be PDP’s creation to smear the APC and Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo and its candidate for the election.
The statement was APC’s reaction to PDP’s call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify Uzodinma from contesting the election slated for Saturday over the viral video.
Morka added that at the end of any credible investigation into the video’s origins, the APC would not be shocked to discover that it was a malicious creation of the PDP.
He further added that the PDP may had done the video in a calculated but futile attempt to smear Uzodinma and the APC, exactly as the baseless and senseless allegation sought to do.
The APC spokesman expressed optimism that Uzodinma would be re-elected by Imo electorate in the election because of his record achievements and popularity in the state.
“In the latest advertisement of its crass irresponsibility, the PDP has urged INEC to disqualify Gov. Uzodinma of Imo.
“The PDP based this call on its concocted flimsy allegation that the governor was behind an alleged viral video announcement that Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, its Imo governorship candidate had withdrawn from the race,” Morka said.
He said the unmatched track record and popularity of Uzodinma was already making the PDP quiver in desperate panic.
“Clearly, the unmatched track record and popularity of our candidate makes the PDP quiver in desperate panic.
“We are confident that no last minute antics of the PDP will deter the good people of Imo who are poised to re-elect our Governor to finish the good work he has started.
“To be crystal clear, neither Gov. Uzodinma nor our great party had any hand in making or procuring the making of that video.
“Our governor and party have been hard at work, campaigning to persuade the good Imo electorate to renew our mandate to have any interest or time for such piece of frivolous and unhelpful propaganda,” Morka stressed.(https://newsatlarge ng)