Imo primary election: My life under threat – Sam Anyanwu


The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sam Anyanwu said there is a grand plan to assassinate him.

Anyanwu said that the discreet and underground plot is being hatched by desperate politicians in Imo State to assassinate him and his close aides.

In a statement by Ikenna Onuoha, the Special Adviser (Media), Anyanwu said the plot to permanently silence him and his Aides was revealed after the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP acted on 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 26th May 2022 and the erroneous declaration of one of the aspirants, Rex Okoro as the winner.

“The fact is that the cancellation was not targeted at Imo State alone, as other states in the country were also affected.

“Pained by the cancellation and rescheduling of a fresh primary election in the constituency, Messrs Uchenna Onyenagubo, Chidi Maurice Jnr, and their accomplices, in a nine (9) scenes voice notes threatened to burn and kill the PDP National Secretary, Senator Anyanwu anywhere he is sighted within Imo state.

“In the said voice notes, the group, acting in support and on behalf of one Rex Okoro and in cohorts with their killer squads vowed to shut down the Imo State Secretariate 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 Scribe and his close Aides, we, therefore, notify Traditional Rulers in Imo State, Religious Leaders and the public of this development.

“However, we are worried that these killer squads may be hiding under the popular “unknown gunmen” to perpetuate this wicked, devilish and heinous act. It is therefore unfortunate that politics in Imo state is turning into a war zone to the extent that people find pleasure in killing their opponents for no just cause.

“It can be recalled that since the emergence of Senator Anyanwu as PDP National Secretary, some desperate politicians in the state had used different plots including blackmail and threats to ruin him down.

“Consequent upon the above, we wish to alert the public that should anything happens to the National Secretary of PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, members of his household and any of his Aides, Messrs Rex Okoro, Uchenna Onyenagubo, Chidi Maurice Jnr, and their accomplices will be held responsible”.