A gormer Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, has denied influencing the party’s campaign council list for the forthcoming Anambra governorship election.
Naija News reports that Metuh denied his involmrny in a statement Lby his Special Assistant, Ebiloma Abdullahi.
According to the PDP chieftain, he has been in the United Kingdom attending to his health.
Metuh stated that he has not been involved in partisan politics, including the arrangements for the governorship poll.
The statement read, “Chief Olisa Metuh has been in the United Kingdom for his medical treatment, a situation that has kept him away from political activities in the past few weeks, including recent arrangements for the Anambra State gubernatorial election.
“However, to set the record straight, in the particular case of the composition of the PDP’s Campaign Council list, Chief Metuh was not involved, therefore, he is not responsible for anybody’s fate in that regard.
“In view of the foregoing, the allegation that Chief Metuh manipulated the list is completely false, baseless and unfounded.”
Recall that the PDP had constituted a campaign council to ensure the victory of the party and its candidate Valentine Ozigbo in the Anambra governorship election.
Naija News reports the members of the campaign council were unveiled at a ceremony held by the state chapter of the party at Senator Uche Ekwunife Events Centre in Awka over the weekend.
The members of the PDP campaign council unveiled include a former Anambra State governor and 2019 vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, the senator representing Anambra North, Stella Oduah.
According to the party, Senator Uche Ekwunife will serve as chairperson to the campaign council while Senator Oduah will serve as the co-chairperson; Dr Winston Udeh, will serve as the vice-chairman.
Dr Alex Obiogbolu will serve as the Director-General (DG) while Chris Azubogu, Gabriel Onyenwife and Dr A. A. Anagu are to serve as zonal directors of campaign South, North and Central respectively.
Other members include Tim Egboka, a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly; Tony Offiah, a prominent PDP stalwart; Ugochukwu Okeke, former governorship aspirant, and a former lawmaker, George Ozodinobi.
Others and their portfolio as announced by the party Eucharia Azodo (Religious Groups), Emeka Etiaba (Legal); Chidi Onyemelukwu (Women Mobilisation), Obinna Ufudo (Finance), Don Onochie (Contacts and Mobilisation), Valentine Ayika (Strategy and Planning), Aziza Uko (Media and Communications), Ejike Oguebego (Inter and Intra Party Affairs) and Rose Nwankwo (Support Groups).
Others are: Joe Martins Uzodike (Publicity), Chudi Akude (Research, Statistics, and Training); Ogom Izukanne (Youth Mobilisation); Fab Ozoigbo (Campaign Operations); Benji Uba (Transport); Chikaodili Obiefuna (Welfare); Chinelo Ofoche (Protocols); and Chuba Oranusi (Non-Indigenous Groups)