Ihedioha’s strong man in Orlu, Nwagba shifts loyalty to Samdaddy
v Emerges Divine Mandate coordinator
Rt.Hon Gozie Nwagba, a political heavy weight, confidant and core supporter of the former Governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has shifted his loyalty to the National Secretary of the People Democratic Party PDP, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu (Samdaddy) who has subsequently appointed him as the coordinator of his Divine Mandate campaign organization, ahead of the 2023 election.
Gozie Nwagba, who is believed to be the arrow-head and Field Marshal among the key players in Chief Ihedioha’s campaign team is also seen by many as a grassroots mobilizer and political strategist of repute.
It was gathered that the Obor, Umutanze, born political juggernaut was sworn-in over the weekend as the co-ordinator of Samdaddy’s Divine mandate organization, alongside other reputable members at a ceremony attended by many political big wigs who hailed the development.
His acceptance of the offer has reportedly sent shivers down the spine of the key players in former governor Emeka Ihedioha’s camp as most of Gozie’s associates, friends and colleagues who are also chieftains of the PDP are said to be already warming up to join him in Samdaddy’s camp.
A source who pleaded anonymity said, “while some of Ihedioha’s supporters and foot soldiers in Orlu are seen as Owerri and Abuja based politicians who are not in tune with the Orlu electorate, Chief Gozie Nwagba is highly rated as one who enjoys the respect, support and confidence of majority of Orlu leaders in view of his consistency, track record and achievements as a former Leader of Orlu Legislative Council”.
While commenting on his appointment, Chief Nwagba described Senator Anyanwu as a charismatic and down to earth politician, hence he resolved to work with him to ensure his emergence as the next governor of Imo State, adding that, “the PDP will certainly win the governorship and other elections in Imo State, if the party chooses the right persons. And from all indications, Samdaddy is the best person for the governorship seat of Imo State”.