The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Samuel Anyanwu, has described viral social media reports alleging reasons why he ”distanced himself’ from the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike as fictitious, false and malicious.
Anyanwu in a statement signed by his media aide, Ikenna Onuoha, on Tuesday urged the general public to disregard the fictitious report, adding that it was the handiwork of paid hatchet writers desperately trying to cause disaffection between the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and himself.
The PDP National Secretary said that he has ordered his lawyers to take the necessary actions over the malicious and fictitious reports which sole aim, is to tarnish his image in the state, and set him on collision caused with supporters and the chieftains of the party.
He further fingered one Mr Chuks Egemba, who was an appointee in the short-lived administration of the PDP in the state as the source of the fictitious report.
He added that necessary actions with security agencies for redress over this libelous report in line with the extant laws, including those against dissemination of fake news will be taken.
The statement partly reads; “The attention of the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Anyanwu has been drawn to a fictitious report in some section of the social media, claiming that he granted a media chat during which he purportedly stated that he had distanced himself from Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
“The said report is completely false, malicious and an extreme act of wicked mischief by desperate power seekers who seek to pitch Sen. Anyanwu against Governor Wike and cause disaffection in the PDP for their selfish gain.
“Sen. Anyanwu, as the National Secretary cannot, has not and will never distance himself from any leader in the Party let alone Governor Wike, who remains a prominent leader of our party who has made an immense sacrifice for the sustenance of the Party.
“We urge the public, leaders and members of the PDP and the media to disregard the said report as completely false and the product of the twisted imagination of a wicked soul and their sponsors.”
This article was originally published on Naija News