Lead contender and candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, will on Saturday, September 30, 2017 officially flag-off his campaign for the election.
In a statement by the Director Media, Osita Chidoka Campaign, Viola Ifeyinwa Okolie, the flag-off would be “dedicated to all the people of Anambra, particularly the downtrodden, the poor, the forgotten and the voiceless.”
The statement also said that the party will marshal out her “issue-based and very robust campaign” in the coming weeks.
The statement reads thus:
“This epoch-making event which holds in Amorka in Ihiala Local Government Area, signals a major milestone in the inevitable march by the people; a political resurge to enthrone a government they can truly call their own as now embodied in Chief Osita Chidoka and our great party, the UPP.
“The symbolic flag-off is dedicated to all the people of Anambra particularly the downtrodden, the poor, the forgotten and the voiceless whose prayers and goodwill for our candidate have continued to inspire our campaign towards victory.
“As we lift up the “isi agu”, the UPP logo of the brave tiger with Ndi Anambra, we lift up our collective consciousness and heroic essence as a people, and set the pace for the preordained rebirth of our glorious state, which Chief Chidoka represents.
“Without argument, Chief Osita Chidoka has since shown to be the only candidate in this race with a clear message and vision for a new Anambra. In the same vein, our party is the only one with a clear vision and ideology to stand in cognizance with the yearnings and aspirations of the people and nothing more.
“In the coming days we will marshal out our issue-based and very robust campaign. We will continue as is in our character to keep it clean and engage in constructive debates on all issues. With the people, we will ask very pertinent questions and demand answers for them all. This campaign will bare it all.
“Our strength in this election is a product of enduring prayers, abiding faith in God, painstaking planning, extensive mobilization and widespread all-inclusive consultations and bonding among our people without barriers, for which we now have the highest demography of volunteers and supporters across the state.
“We will continue to however work even harder and ensure that no corner of our state is left unreached as we scale up our door-to-door and person-to-person campaign, to further consolidate our march with the people.
“We therefore thank all our volunteers, youth groups, women groups, the various trade unions, our revered spiritual leaders across all denomination for their support and contributions, and indeed our royal fathers, who have significantly transferred the Ofor Igbo, the very Igbo symbol of authority from Governor Willie Obiano to Chief Chidoka.
“Once again we salute the people of Anambra for their courage, determination and resolve to work and march with us to reclaim and reposition our dear state. We appreciate their unrelenting support for our candidate and our great party, and together we will enthrone the people’s government come November 18, 2017.”