Frontline politician and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Council in Imo State, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to beware of the influx of defectors from the PDP whom he described as a bunch of impostors and false prophets in sheep’s clothing.
Iwuanyanwu gave the warning while briefing newsmen after a crucial meeting of the council.
He attributed the outcome of the governorship election in the state to lack of sincerity and betrayal of trust by some members of the PDP who pretended to be working for the success of the party but were actually bought over by the APC to pull the party down.
Iwuanyanwu who is a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the PDP cited the case of a particular chieftain of the party from the Ikeduru Local Government Area who had all along paraded himself as a political disciple of the party’s governorship candidate but was later discovered to have collected huge sum of money from the APC to deliver the later in his own LGA.
“We have known those who are not reliable and who should not be trusted. Some of them left us immediately after the presidential election and the APC should beware of these chameleons because they were the same people who shamelessly destroyed the PDP,” he cautioned.
Iwuanyanwu who blamed the loss of governorship election in the state on irregularities described the governorship candidate of the party, Emeka Ihedioha, as a man of honour and fame who has over the years distinguished himself as a party loyalist., insisting that the party has no regret fielding him as her standard flag bearer.
He said that the PDP is still taking a critical look at the results of the governorship election in the state as announced by the INEC and would make its position known to the public.
He therefore enjoined all member and supporters of the party not to be dismayed or demoralised by the outcome of the polls, promising. that the leadership of the party would soon re-energise and to reposition the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He expressed optimism that the largest political party in black Africa would definitely bounce back to power and prominence.