The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration in Imo State, Samuel Anyanwu, has debunked claims that he has stepped down for Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress.
A video that circulated on social media on Thursday evening claimed that Anyanwu had opted out of the race and backed Uzodimma.
Anyanwu, nevertheless, described the video as pretend.
An announcement issued by his spokesperson, Ikenna Onuoha, on Friday urged the individuals of the state to ignore the pretend video.
The assertion reads, “Our consideration has been drawn to a trending video on social media purportedly claiming that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration within the Saturday, November 11 low season election in Imo state, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, popularly often known as Samdaddy has withdrawn.
“This video just isn’t solely a pretend, blatant lie from the pit of hell, very mischievous, ridiculous, and deceptive, however a mindless vile sheepishly formulated by the outgoing Governor Uzodimma to deceive the general public.
“A vital have a look at the stated video signifies that it was criminally edited and superimposed by these mischief makers to swimsuit Uzodimma and his celebration’s tendencies. Please, ignore such falsehood as Senator Anyanwu by no means withdrew and doesn’t have such intention on this election he has virtually received.
“The reality of the matter is that Senator Samuel Anyanwu and the candidate of the PDP is a giant menace to Uzodimma, who has change into dried in each the bodily and religious since Imo individuals began booing him.
“You will need to inform Uzodimma and his supporters that no quantity of blackmail and empty propaganda will save him from the looming defeat on Saturday.
“Senator Samuel Anyanwu stays a candidate to beat on this election. He’s prominently within the race and can by no means consider withdrawing from a contest over 70 % of observers have ticked him because the probably winner.”