- As the 2023 elections draws nearer, there are various reports of politicians defecting to rival parties
- A viral video suggesting that a chieftain of the APC, Hon Nduka Anyanwu has moved to Labour Party has been dismissed
- Hon Anyanwu stated categorically that he remains a bonafide and active member of Nigeria’s ruling party
FCT, Abuja – A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Abia state and a member of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council, Hon. Nduka Anyawu has denied a video currently treading on social media alleging he has left the party for Labour party.
He described the video as a figment of the imagination of political mischief makers, adding that no amount of blackmail and campaign of calumny would make him leave the party he laboured to build for another person.
Reacting to the said video through a statement sent to TopLatestNews on Monday, November 14, the former national ex-officio of APC (south-east), said:
“It is laughable when someone forwarded a video of an unknown person at the Labour party campaign associating that person with me.
“I am still a very active member of the All Progressives Congress and I am working round the clock to ensure victory of my party from the top position to the bottom.”
Also commenting, another chieftain of APC as well the national leader of All Progressives Congress National Integrity Movement (ANIM), Hon Sadiq Fakai corroborated Anyanwu position.
Fakai lauded Anyanwu efforts in building APC structures across the southeast and described him as a strong party man who has served diligently in various capacities including the National Executive Committee (NEC).
“Hon Anyanwu is one of our pillar in ANIM, we were together at the national executive meeting of the movement when the purported video was forwarded to him.”
The ANIM boss advised mischief makers to desist from blackmail and be a progressive advocates
He also urged person’s behind the fake video to join hands with Hon. Anyanwu and mobilise voters for the APC candidates across boards
“We all know Anyanwu as a loyal party man that cannot be intimidated into abandoning what he has laboured over the years to an uncertainty, this is not a time for distractions but a time to mobilise voters for the party.”
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On his part, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has declared that no presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2023 general elections is better than Tinubu.
Ribadu, a former presidential candidate on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, made the comment on Thursday, November 10 during the inauguration of the APC’s directorate of stakeholder relations.
The Adamawa-born politician said the job of galvanising support for APC has been made easy with the emergence of Tinubu as the party’s standard bearer.
2023: Wike, aggrieved PDP governors to work for Bola Tinubu
In a related development, there are indications that the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will not be supported by five of the party’s governors in his quest to be the next president of Nigeria.
Four of the party’s governors have decided to pitch their tent with Tinubu ahead of the 2023 elections.
While the remaining governor is said to be rooting for the emergence of Labour Party’s Peter Obi at the polls.