Collins Opurozor, the former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, made a startling revelation on Sunday, indicating that a significant majority of PDP members in the state are preparing to undermine their own party in the upcoming November elections.
Opurozor asserted that the party lacks effective leadership, further suggesting that Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the party’s gubernatorial candidate, is incapable of providing the required leadership.
As the spokesperson for the seven defected executive members of the PDP, Opurozor conveyed these assertions in a statement released in Owerri and made available to DAILY POST.
Addressing rumors that he is facing pressure to retract his resignation and return to the PDP following his defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Opurozor emphasized that his decision to leave the PDP is final and irreversible.
The statement reads, “There is no cohesion. There is no more political party in the real sense. And the situation cannot be remedied, because everyone knows that Senator Anyanwu is the greatest kingpin of party sabotage and brazen anti-party activities. ”
“I totally dissociate myself from such idle talks. If there were actually persons championing such an impossible task, the task remains impossible and their motive remains known to themselves alone.
“To be clear, my decision to exit the PDP is unyielding and irreversible. It was reached after a dispassionate analysis of the situation in Imo PDP and the state at large. And far from being driven by immediate personal gains, the ultimate goal is to contribute to building the Imo of my dreams through direct participation in the process of governance.
“Moreover, while in office as Imo PDP Spokesman, I was confronted with the moral burden of defending a system that I knew was unjust, decayed, and dysfunctional, and by far worse than the system which I ought to oppose. Pretence is not an index of integrity, but sincerity is. I had to walk away. And I am glad I did.
“Today, over ninety percent of PDP members in Imo State are getting set to sabotage their party at the polls in November. There is no leadership, and Senator Samuel Anyanwu has no capacity to provide one.
“Preliminary report of the party’s reconciliation committee has shown that the internal contradictions within the party are irreconcilable and that the law of sowing and reaping is still effective in the affairs of men.
“It is curious that precisely seven days after seven key members of the State Working Committee of Imo PDP resigned, Senator Anyanwu still believes that he can sustain his campaign through raw propaganda.
” What is even absurd is that the pretender-in-chief has now derailed completely, and now believes that sponsoring his attack dogs against some of us can help him salvage the situation. Just like a man that is jinxed, Senator Anyanwu got the governorship ticket and lost the party.
”He has abandoned the governorship election to pursue a few individuals. He will soon abandon everything to seek to protect his office as National Secretary. And at last, he will lose the ticket and his office before the election.”