By Clement Ajogwu
August 6 (Newshour.com.ng) – It began from the cradle as a beer parlour gist. Then it dovetailed into a street rumour and appropriately snowballed into a disturbing national gossip menu – yet, without anybody giving it any serious attention or investigative thought because it sounded more like a fan club’s chorus than a political reality.
Buoyed by experience, exposure and wisdom, a political party pressure group known as the Imo PDP Critical Stakeholders decided to interrogate, and basically provide a thorough independent intervention on the apparently harmless but hydra headed political montage. At first, there was no lead simply because the issue at hand was then almost like the Unidentified Flying Objects, (UFOs), as it had neither shape nor form.
However, the Imo PDP Critical Stakeholders, employing its wealth of experience and relying on impeccable sources and evidence, as well as empirical approaches eventually unmasked the truth. Taking the bull by the horns, the PDP group courageously and diligently, through a series of well constructed and tailored letters to both the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, National Working Committee, NWC, as well as the State Working Committee, SWC, informed obviously a bewildered public that, indeed, there was an established and indeed verifiable evidence to substantiate the alleged conspiracy between Governor Hope Uzodimma and the national secretary of PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, aimed at emasculating the PDP and thereby render it impotent to run the 2011 gubernatorial election in Imo state
Consequent upon this weighty revelation confirming the surreptitious agreement between Anyanwu and Governor Hope Uzodimma to thoroughly weaken PDP in order to pave way for his (Anyanwu’s) accession to power in 2027. This revelation immediately charged the Imo political firmament. That is, anger, disappointment and uncertainty engulfed the Imo State PDP family.
Expectedly, the one million dollar question on the lips of every concerned Imo State PDP was: was it true? How can the national secretary of PDP be ploting how to cause the complete ruination of his own party and and during a period on which he was a candidate for a position held by the ruling party? It was question, question and more questions.
Yet, the Imo PDP Critical Stakeholders stoutly maintained its stand. It said its inearthing of the deleterious Uzodimma/ Anyanwu hobnob came about through a most crystal, highly sophisticated and painstaking investigations that could not be faulted. In spite of all manner of flaks directed against it by the surrogates and social media hawks of the plotters, the stakeholders maintained their grounds by dishing out strong and convincing evidence to hammer home their points.
Almost like a thunder bolt, two accounts from two former PDP big shots who now claim they were eyewitnesses to the alleged conspiracy between Uzodimma and Anyanwu to pulldown PDP, have largely and substantially confirmed the long rumoured destructive romance.
First, Hon Bede Eke, the immediate past House of Representative Member, for Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency, during an APC rally in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area recently, openly laid to rest any doubt concerning this matter. He made it clear that he was an eyewitness to the grand plot and even gave more insights how it all started and played out.
Dramatically but logically, Ekeh, preaching like a gospel evangelist, called on Senator Anyanwu to do a liturgical “mea culpa” (repentance) and then follow suit with a restitution – by returning the funds made available to him on this grounds. As, according to him, both the setting and plot of the drama of the absurd never ever produced the expected thematic end. The former federal lawmaker from Ngor Okpala Local Government Area concluded that the project absolutely ended in a tragic flop of the worst proportion. In short, in his own description, the alleged Uzodimma/ Anyanwu dastardly plot against the PDP, though to an extent disorganized and disjointed the umbrella party, was an unmitigated disaster foretold!!!
In his simple but displeasing presentation of the Uzodimma/ Anyanwu coup de grace against the Imo PDP, the erstwhile Peoples’ Democratic Party state secretary, Nze Ray Emeana, provided a more vivid and evidently illustrative testimony on how the idea to ruthlessly crush the PDP was conceived, planned and maliciously executed. He did not mince words in pointing accusing fingers at Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the man at the centre of trading the Imo PDP off to his long-standing ally and Man Friday, Senator Hope Uzodimma, for the purposes of rendering the party completely worthless, so that it cannot stand strong en route to the November 11, 2023 governirship election.
Now taken together, the two accounts have substantiated the Imo PDP Critical Stakeholders position all along that such an evil agreement to undo PDP exists. The stakeholders’ submission was a hypothesis that is now proved to be a theory. It is now indubitable that the chickens have come home to roost. Even in its p
latest release, the group urged Anyanwu who is also the PDP candidate for the November 11 governorship election, to hastily return the funds he allegedly extorted from the Imo State governor to avoid embarrassment which may likely lead to his arrest, thereby denying the party an opportunity of winning the forthcoming polls.