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General News of Wednesday, 15 November 2023


PDP finally replaces Imo governorship candidate with 1 condition

PDP replaces Anyanwu as national secretary PDP replaces Anyanwu as national secretary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national working committee has announced Setonji Koshoedo as a replacement for Samuel Anyanwu, the former national secretary of the party.

According to The Punch, an Enugu High Court earlier ordered Anyanwu, the PDP flagbearer in the recently concluded governorship election in Imo state, to stop parading himself as the secretary of the party.

The court also ordered Umar Damagum, the acting chairman of the PDP, to recognise Sunday Udeh-Okoye as the national secretary of the party.

But Damagum, on Tuesday, November 14, announced the appointment of Koshoedo as the new acting national secretary of the PDP after the meeting of the national working committee.

Before his appointment, Koshoedo was the PDP deputy national secretary. However, Damagum explained that the appointment of Koshoedo will be pending till the case before the Enugu State High Court is determined.

PDP guber candidate in Imo resumes as national secretary

The PDP acting chairman said: "We decided that the Deputy National Secretary should take over in an acting capacity pending the resolution of the Court case. We also direct parties involved in the Court case to stand down action for the party’s due process."

Earlier on Tuesday, Anyanwu reportedly resumed as the national publicity secretary of the PDP, barely three days after he was defeated in the just concluded governorship election in Imo.

A federal high court in Abuja has earlier barred Anyanwu from parading himself as the PDP national secretary.