The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says it did not withdraw its Governorship Candidate in Imo, Sen. Sam Anyanwu, from the Saturday election.
The party national spokesperson Debo Ologunagba in Abuja on Friday in a statement said a video in circulation alluding that was fake, adding that the sole aim of the video was to mislead the public, describing it as fake, barbaric and shameful.
Ologunagba, said the malicious fake video was by those not ready for fair and credible election, who now resorted to last minute underhand methods after failed attempts to get Anyanwu out of the way.
“What is even more alarming is that the makers of this fake video are so criminally minded as to attempt to make Nigerians believe that it was a news production of the TVC.
“Our Party commends the courage of the management of TVC in immediately disclaiming and condemning the fraudulent use of TVC name, logo and inscription.
“In an attempt to deceive the people of Imo State and ascribe legitimacy to the fake video.
“The PDP restates that our candidate, Anyanwu, is very much in the governorship race. The people of Imo should disregard the said video as it is completely false, “ he said.
Ologunagba asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify those involved in producing and circulating the fake video.
He said the act constitutes a gross violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, the Nigerian Criminal Code and Cyber Crime Law.