…Says the people stand with him
Former aviation minister and frontline contender in the November 18, 2017 Anambra state governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka has said that with the widespread support from the people and the soaring popularity of his party, the United Progressive Party (UPP), it is certain that he will win the governorship election.
He said he is certain of that because, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have all failed ndi Anambra.
The former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), who has been on very extensive grassroots mobilization and tours of his campaign offices and structures in all the 326 electoral wards across the state, has said that he has since become the electoral face for the actualization of the aspiration and struggle of the ordinary people in Anambra state.
Speaking on Thursday while receiving some political associates and some professional groups in Anambra who visited his campaign office in Awka, the Anambra state capital, Chief Chidoka said that “the game is already up for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) which has completely squandered the goodwill initially reposed in it by the people.”
Speaking further, Chief Chidoka said “the ordinary people of Anambra; who are the ultimate deciders at the polls are intensely yearning for an entirely new era; a government run by persons of proven experience, integrity and character; a new, transparent, resourceful and prudent administration that guarantees them full and equal access to resources and opportunities available in their state, and I represent that struggle and aspiration”.
“I stand for the people and they stand with me. We have since become a movement with an inevitable mission; a mission to take back the state to the rightful owners: ndi Anambra; a mission for a new order where resources and opportunities are not cornered by a privileged and corrupt few but for the benefit of all.
“We are fully mobilized in all the 326 electoral wards in the state. We have our supporters and volunteers everywhere; we are all working very hard and will not rest until we accomplish our mission. It is for this cause that the people will vote and protect their vote until the end,” he said.
Chidoka further noted that it was easy for the UPP to spread across the state because it was built and completely owned by the people themselves, after they have lost faith in other political parties.
“There is no way any other party can defeat UPP in Anambra state. It is a party built and owned by the people. APGA has completely failed them. APC has rejected, marginalized and dehumanized them as mere 5%, so it has no place here. The PDP has lost its bearing as a party and cannot connect with the people.
“Go and check, it is only the UPP that has genuine followership across Anambra. While other parties are busy chasing shadows, we have been working hard to build our structures. The people know that the UPP is that authentic political vehicle through which they can realize their aspirations.
“The time has passed when they can be bought or intimidated. They can no longer be deceived by those who believe they can buy their votes; or those who use the names and faces of our heroes past to get to power” he said.
Chief Chidoka however said that he is not unaware of the antics and political gimmicks directed to weaken his campaign but added that those behind such are jittery of the polls. He said they are fighting an already lost battle as the people, whose cause he represented, had since moved ahead in their mission to take back their state.
Finally, Chief Chidoka used the opportunity to commend the leadership of the party and delegates to Saturday’sgovernorship primary for their resilience in the face of attacks by anti-people forces who attempted to scuttle the exercise.