The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Anyanwu, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by those he called desperate politicians to eliminate him.

The PDP scribe, who spoke about the alleged assassination plot in Owerri, Imo State capital, said the plot was hatched after the National Working Committee (NWC) of party acted on the recommendations by a committee set up by the party to look into the alleged massive rigging that surrounded the conduct of primaries in Ahiazu Mbaise State Constituency on May 26, 2022 and the erroneous declaration of one of the aspirants, Rex Okoro, as winner.

In a statement by his Media Adviser, Ikenna Onuoha, the PDP national Secretary said since the election was cancelled, he had received nine threat messages to burn and kill him anywhere he is sighted within Imo State.

The statement reads: “We have uncovered a discreet and underground plot by desperate politicians in Imo State to assassinate the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, and his close aides.

“In the said voice notes, the group, acting in support and on behalf one of top politician and in cohorts with their killer squads, vowed to shut down the Imo State secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), destroy other notable public structures and hack anyone directly or indirectly linked to Senator Anyanwu’s political camp. The voice notes (though still intact) will be made available when necessary.

“While security operatives have been briefed of this orchestrated plot to assassinate the PDP National Secretary and his close aides, we, therefore, notify traditional rulers in Imo State, religious leaders and the public of this development.”

Anyanwu’s expressed worry that the killer squads may be hiding under the popular “unknown gunmen to perpetuate this wicked, devilish and heinous act”.

He added: “It is, therefore, unfortunate that politics in Imo State is turning into a war to the extent that people find pleasure in killing their opponents for no just cause.”



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