By Desmond T Ugwumba
Hope Uzodinma supports Sam Daddy for PDP Gubernatorial Primary
The national secretary of Peoples Democratic Party in Nigeria, Senator Samuel Anyanwu is covertly deceiving his makeshift leadership campaign organisation in Imo state with bogus promises and bloated capacity which have been aiding his campaign group to poach some unsuspecting Imo PDP members into their coven.
Imo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party have been enjoying peace, effective opposition and robust political development until the formation of divine mandate group, the campaign organisation of Sen Samuel Anyanwu who is arbitrarily nursing governorship ambition for November 11th, 2023. For good reasons, it is commendable for Sen Samuel Anyanwu to contest governorship position under the platform of PDP at least for the viability of the party but for the fact that most of the recent actions taken by divine mandate group against the state leadership of PDP are divertionary and combative, it should be a thing of worry to concerned party members.
Why are divine mandate group leadership not asking salient questions about the inability of Sen Samuel Anyanwu to incorporate them in getting positions in the national programme of PDP before the matter is referred to the state? The very day the congress that produced the current Imo state party executive was being conducted, Sen Samuel Anyanwu was in Portharcourt conducting congress for River state PDP. After that, he went to court for the sack of the entire state PDP leadership wherein he abysmally failed. Senator Samuel Anyanwu as it stands seems to be a project of Senator Hope Uzodinma in Imo state PDP.
Sam Daddy as he is popularly called is not sincere to himself and his supporters. He doesn’t have the wherewithal to compete favourably with other leaders of PDP in Imo state. During the 2015 of Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha’s electioneering campaign, Sen Samuel Anyanwu was so active in the distribution of campaign materials and canvassing of votes for the PDP governorship candidate. What has changed now? Why did Sen Samuel Anyanwu failed in his electoral ward two weeks after he won his senatorial election under same PDP? There have been evident of calculated attempts to sabotage Imo PDP by Senator Samuel Anyanwu by his actions and inactions since 2015. Unfortunately , he has been failing in that regard.
It is imperative for Sam Daddy supporters to know that most of the decisions being taken by the national leadership of the party are done in Abuja but it seems that Senator Samuel Anyanwu always shift the political fight for divine mandate group leadership in Owerri each time he fails in his bid to make desired inputs to the national level. For example, party delegates lists are done in the state but ratified at Wadada plaza. Presidential campaign council list is composed at the state/ Abuja and equally ratified at Abuja then why is Sen Samuel Anyanwu tacitly directing his campaign organisation leadership to come to Owerri and be making noise? It simply shows that he lacks the requisite capacity.
The obvious truth is that Sen Samuel Anyanwu is not a match to Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha in national party politics, management of human and material resources. He doesn’t have the required political weight, contacts and reach to defeat Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha in Imo state PDP governorship primaries. The evidences are clear. Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has a right of first refusal in the upcoming Imo PDP governorship primaries. Sen Samuel Anyanwu and others have their inalienable rights to contest for the governorship position under the platform of PDP but it is important to note that this is a political competition where other political leaders in Imo state have good percentage of input.
The attacks on the leadership of Imo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party by divine mandate group leadership is uncalled for. Hon Ngozi Ogbu and Evangelist Mike Ikoku should tell Sen Samuel Anyanwu to send them to Wadada plaza to fight the national working committee if their names are missing in any national programme and assignments of the party and they should stop making problems with Imo state PDP. Sam Daddy doesn’t enjoy the support of majority of Imo PDP leaders which has subjected his men to be fighting the substantive leadership at every LGA and ward even at Amaimo, his community.
The Boss and Busy Body radio stations owned by Evangelist Mike Ikoku should not be used to malign and disparage the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party in the state. If Evangelist Mike Ikoku is a member of PDP why is he then unfairly bringing ‘ a family matter’ to the court of public opinion? The manner and the temerity Evangelist Mike Ikoku discusses Imo PDP and Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha on Boss and Busy Body radio stations suggest sinister motives. National Broadcasting Commission I presume will be taking notes of these unethical practices. The two radio stations owned by Evangelist Mike Ikoku, the chairman of Sam Daddy campaign organisation are airing contents that put Imo PDP and Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha in the bad light.
Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha is beyond the destructive reach of Boss and Busy Body radio stations. He is a viable brand. He is the only former governor and current political leader that is enjoying the goodwill of Imo people because of his verifiable track record. Majority of Imo PDP leaders and members are solidly behind him. Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha is the best and formidable former governor that will contest and win Sen Hope Uzodinma in the Nov 11th 2023 governorship election. Sen Samuel Anyanwu and Sen Hope Uzodinma are on the same page. Imo people know better.