The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Imo State, has accused Governor Hope Uzodinma and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of sponsoring a fake video against the Party’s candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, to mislead the people in the state.
The opposition party called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify the governor.
PDP further stated that Anyanwu is not deterred but set for victory despite the malicious fake video allegedly produced and circulated by the APC.
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba.
The party alleged that the APC candidate resorted to last-minute underhand methods to discredit Sen Anyanwu because he is in mortal fear of the popularity of the PDP candidate.
The statement reads, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asserts that its candidate in the Saturday, November 11, 2023, governorship election in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, is not deterred but set for victory despite the malicious fake video reportedly produced and circulated by Governor Hope Uzodinma and the All Progressives Congress (APC) against him.
“The PDP describes as barbaric and shameful that the APC candidate, Governor Hope Uzodinma could descend so low to allegedly sponsor a fake video against the PDP candidate in a bid to mislead the people of Imo State.
“The fake video, typical of ‘419’ inclination, only goes to confirm that Governor Uzodinma is in mortal fear of the popularity of the PDP candidate, Senator Anyanwu and had to resort to last-minute underhand method in a failed attempt to get Senator Anyanwu out of the way.
“The PDP restates that our candidate, Senator Anyanwu, is very much in the governorship race. The people of Imo should disregard the said video, as it is completely FALSE.
“If there is anybody that should withdraw from the race, it is Governor Uzodinma, who has amply demonstrated that he is not ready to contest in a peaceful, free, fair and transparent election.
“The PDP calls on INEC to disqualify the APC and Governor Uzodimma as their reported involvement in producing and circulating the fake video constitutes a gross violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, the Nigerian Criminal Code and Cyber Crime Law.”