Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, popularly known as Sam Daddy, is a Nigerian politician who represented the Imo East Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, on the People’s Democratic Party platform. He is currently the National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (South East Zone).
He was born on 18th June 1965 to the family of Late Chief Sab Anyanwu, in Obodo Amaimo, Ikeduru Local Government Area, Imo State. He is married to Florence Olachi Anywanu (nee Madumere), and they are blessed with three children. His hobbies include reading, travelling and watching soccer.
|1.||First School Leaving Certificate||Road Primary School, Abia||1977|
|2.||High School Certificate||Amaimo High School||1982|
|3.||Iho-Dimeze Secondary School||1985|
|4.||Bachelor’s Degree||University of Portharcourt||2001|
|So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E) Foundation||President|
|SamDaddy Mustard Seed Foundation||President|
|SamDaddy Farms Ltd||Chief Executive Officer|
|SamDaddy Investments Ltd||Chief Executive Officer|
|Sonada Oil Limited||Managing Director|
|Newseed Communications Ltd||Chairman|
|Newview Engineering Nig Ltd.||Chairman|
Obodo Amaimo, Ikeduru LGA, Imo State
18th June, 1965
People's Democratic Party
Senator, representing Imo East (2015-2019)
Imo State House of Assembly Member, representing Ikeduru State Constituency (2007-2015)
national Secretary, People’s Democratic Party (South East Zone) (since 2021)
Anyanwu’s political career began in 1983 when he was the Secretary of the Imo State Youth Organisation (IYO), as well as a political leader in the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) and later, a political leader in United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP).
He rose up the rank quickly, and in 2003, he became the Transition Committee Chairman of Ikeduru Local Government Area, under the People’s Democratic Party. Between 2003 and 2004, he also served as the Secretary of the Imo State Chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON).
In 2004, Anyanwu became popular when he was elected as the Chairman of the Ikeduru LGA, Imo State – a position he held until 2007. Following this, Anyanwu was elected to represent his local government in the Imo State House of Assembly, on the platform of PDP. He served in this capacity for two tenures (between 2007 and 2015).
During his time as a state legislator, Anyanwu was the Chairman of House Committees on Public Accounts, Finance, and Commerce & Industry. He was also the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics, Petitions and Privileges.
In 2015, Anyanwu contested for the senatorial seat representing Imo East in the National Assembly. He won the elections under the banner of PDP. In the 8th National Assembly, Anyanwu was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions; Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions; Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariffs; Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport.
Anyanwu declared to run for Governor of Imo State, in the 2019 elections, but he lost the PDP ticket to Emeka Ihedioha.
In 2021, he emerged as the consensus candidate of the South East Zone for the National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party.
Awards & Honours
- 2021 Peace Achievers International Honours
- 2021 “Imo Personality Man of The Year” by the Mezie Imo Clergy Forum
- 2020 Award of Excellence in Human Capital Development and Community Service conferred by Saint Joseph Catholic Chaplaincy, Imo State University, Owerri.
- Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International
- Word Peace Ambassador of the International Association of World Peace Advocates
- Sponsored and co-sponsored over twenty-two bills and motions during his tenure in the Imo State House of Assembly
- Provision of food, skill acquisition programs and economic empowerment through his NGO, SamDaddy Mustard Seed Foundation
- The sinking of boreholes in various communities and schools in Ikeduru local government, and in the local government council secretariat
- Construction of the 4km Aofr Lolo Amaimo Road
- Building of modern classroom blocks across Imo East Senatorial District
- Construction of a Nurses Quarters at Amaimo