BREAKING: Olisa Metuh disassociates self from Ozigbo/PDP campaign council
Says he was not consulted in the composition of the campaign council list
Chief Olisa Metuh (Akajiugo), has dissociates himself from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Anambra State Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation which he termed “undemocratic act” by PDP and its candidate, Chief Valentine Ozigbo, in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election.
Chief Metuh, while withdrawing himself from the campaign council, said that he was not consulted in the composition of PDP campaign council list.
ElombahNews earlier reported the announcement of the campaign structures during a press briefing held at Senator Ekwunife Events Centre in Awka on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
The party named top shots like former Governor Peter Obi, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who was named the Chairperson of the Campaign Council, Senator Stella Oduah, a former aviation minister who represents Anambra North at the Nigerian Senate, and serving federal lawmaker, Engr Chris. Azubogu, Dr Ifedi Okwenna, and several other stalwarts of the party.
Meanwhile, Engr. Azubogu has dissociated himself from the party’s Governorship Campaign Council.
In a disclaimer issued on his behalf by the Azubogu Media Office citing reasons for withdrawing himself, Azubogu said that he “was not consulted before the said composition of Campaign Council.”
Reacting to Chief Metuh’s and Azubogu’s positions, Engr. Ikenna Ubah said:
“Val Ozigbo and PDP should simply and officially withdraw from November 6 governorship election.
“With the shock from Chris Azubogu’s media office dissociating self from the recently composed list of the PDP Campaign Council, I called our party leader, Chief Olisa Metuh to beckon on Him to come on a rescue mission being our leader in Nnewi North LGA and Anambra State.
“Akajiugo who’s presently in UK told me categorically that He wasn’t consulted by Val Ozigbo in composition of the Anambra PDP Campaign Council 2021 both @ the State and in His own local govt.
“In His words: “I was dumbfounded when I saw the said list on social media. Indeed, this is the highest neglect to my person I’ve ever seen in Anambra politics.”
“Chief Metuh, told me that Chris Azubogu wasn’t consulted as well and that should be the reason behind the press release from His media office dissociating self from the said list.
“However, it is believed that someone who is unknown to the party from our local government gave Val Ozigbo the names in the list for Nnewi North.
“For Metuh, what it means is that PDP Guber candidate and his self-selected team has no recognition for party leaders in the State anymore.
“Nevertheless, Akajiugo assured me that He remains a committed party stakeholder and will continue supporting the party being a well recognized party leader from the National office of PDP and the longest serving NWC member of our great party.”