By Chinonye Iwuala
A few days ago, the former Director of New Media, of the Imo State Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Mr. Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, publicly announced his defection from the PDP, to join the 3R adminstration of Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Nwaogwugwu made this know in a post on his Facebook page. He subsequently made other posts, including broadcasting his meeting with Senator Hope Uzodinma, to fully buttress the news of his decampment from PDP to the Hope Uzodinma led APC in Imo State.
Nwaogwugwu, was arguably the voice of Imo PDP when he held sway at the New Media Directorate, and provided the needed feeling of an active opposition, with his constant hammering of the Hope Uzodinma administration; a situation, that landed him in DSS detention at the orders of Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The PDP is yet to react to the news of Nwaogwugwu’s defection.
Nwaogwugwu would obviously be recruited into the Hope Uzodinma media team, and would bring his formidable might to bear in whatever job the give him to do, and this time, he would certainly be firing from all cylinders against his former masters, the Imo State PDP.
One begins to wonder if the PDP has the capacity to match Nwaogwugwu?
So far, the party seems to be lacking direction in the area of media, most especially the New Media. Nwaogwugwu, after the sack of the previous occupants of the Imo PDP New Media Directorate, Mrs Lancelot Obiukwu and Nze Duru Kizito, had set up the present New Media formation of the party, and as such, can dismantle it.
The pioneer New Media Director of the Imo State PDP, Mr. AIC Akwarandu, have moved on to managing his media firm as well as his boss, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, and may not be able to return to hold sway at the party.
But people wonder, even if Akwarandu returns, can he match Nwaogwugwu? Who does the PDP have to match Ambrose Nwaogwugwu?
For a party in the opposition, that desperately needs to remain relevant, especially in the media, the loss of Nwaogwugwu to the Hope Uzodinma Government may make things even more harder for the Imo State PDP to remain relevant in the media.