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Samdaddy advised to resign from national secretary position


Samdaddy advised to resign from national secretary position

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu Samdaddy was on Friday advised to resign as national secretary of the party.

The advice was handed down to him by PDP Young Democrats, a group championing the cause of the party.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the group said Senator Anyanwu’s continued stay in office despite his ambition of contesting the Imo State governorship election is wrong and repugnant to justice and fair play.

Alaibi Nnana Joseph, who read the statement signed by 134 members of the group, said Anyanwu’s resignation will save the party from avoidable litigations in future.

“One of the topical issues in recent times is the continuous stay in office of Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu as the PDP National Secretary despite his ambition of contesting the Imo State governorship election.

“We would like to reiterate that the PDP Young Democrats strongly support the call for the immediate resignation of Sen. Sam Anyanwu as the PDP National Secretary,” he said.

Also, the group urged the leadership of the PDP to review the performance of each state in the 2023 general election.

Joseph said: “This, we believe, is necessary to holistically review our party’s performance in each state and the input of every stakeholder accordingly, as the party did, post-2015 general election’s loss at the polls, with the then Senator Ekweremadu-led review committee and [the] subsequent PDP National Conference which led to the 2017 PDP Constitutional Amendment.

“We hereby reiterate that, furthermore, everyone found to have jeopardised the collective efforts of party members and faithful in the last elections should be identified and subjected to the constitution of the party, no matter whose ox is gored. We must enforce discipline and orderliness and this we must do with utmost sincerity without compromise.”

The group further called for the support and encouragement of all party members across the country for the success of the party in the Imo and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections.

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