Anambra Guber Poll: Osita Chidoka Dumps PDP for UPP


By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The protracted leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is taking its toll on the party as another frontline member and a governorship aspirant in the November  Anambra State governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, has decided to quit the former ruling party.

The party had preciously lost a serving senator, Andy Ubah, who has declared his intention to contest for the governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to a statement issued yesterday by the Director General his campaign organisation, Bright Nebedum, the former Minister of Aviation would on Wednesday officially register with the United Progressive Party (UPP).

The statement said the event would hold in his hometown, Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Nebedum also said the governorship aspirant would use the occasion to  unveil to the media, his plans and vision towards redirecting the fortunes of Anambra State and restoring its lost political and economic glory.

The statement read: “A highly visionary administrator, propelling a new and innovative team spirit, with exceptional vigour and remarkable experience, Chidoka stands out with his reputation as a forthright administrator and manager of resources in whose hands no assignment had ever failed.”

While giving a brief profile on the aspirant, Nebedum said before becoming the Minister of Aviation in 2014, Chidoka proved his mettle as the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), a position he held at the age of 36, to become the youngest ever to occupy the seat.

The campaign director said Chidoka already commands overwhelming support from various segments of the citizenry of Anambra state on which we will leverage to run a robust, all-inclusive and broad-based, winning governorship election campaign.