Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, PDP National Secretary, has cried out over alleged attempts by some persons to assassinate him and some of his aides.
The party steward has since alerted security operatives and also informed traditional rulers, religious rulers leaders and the general public in Imo State, particularly of the development.
In a statement signed and issued through his Special Adviser on Media, Ikenna Onuoha, Anyawu alleged the plot for his assassination was hatched because the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) acted on the recommendations of a committee set up to probe the May 26 primaries in Ahiazu Mbaise State Constituency.
The party scribe said some individuals were pained by the cancellation and rescheduling of a fresh primary and issued the threat to kill him in a voice note.
He alleged further that since his emergence as PDP National Secretary, some desperate politicians in the state had used different plots, including blackmail and threats, to run him down.
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 of one of the top politicians 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,” the statement said.
When contacted for a comment, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, CSP Michael Abatam, said the police were yet to receive a statement or petition to that effect.
“I am not aware of it either as a statement or a petition. If it’s a petition, I know it will be routed through the normal process. But right now, I am not aware of any,” he reportedly told SaharaReporters.
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