…Say state needs smart, Bold, people-minded leader
The G32, an umbrella organization of youth groups in Anambra state says it has activated its formations in all the three senatorial zones, 21 local governments and 326 electoral wards of the state to give full backing to the candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Osita Chidoka ahead of the November election.
The group, which rose from a crucial meeting on Tuesday in Awka, Anambra state capital said after “thorough and critical appraisal of all the governorship candidates and their respective parties, especially with the recent events in the state and the southeast region”, it has become clear that only Chidoka and his party, the UPP best represent the interest and welfare of the people.
President of G32, Engr. Uzochukwu Ochokwu in a statement issued after the meeting hinted that “by the decision, all the affiliate groups and their associated support links across the state, including those that earlier had sympathies for other parties and candidates are now rallied into Chidoka’s campaign”.
The group said apart from the fact that Chidoka brims with very inventive and operable ideas to reposition the state, his courage and outspokenness on the recent unfortunate invasion of the region by APC-controlled security forces; at a time other political leaders were intimidated and compromised, prove him the true leader the people need at this trying time.
“We considered a lot of issues before taking our decision. We consulted widely across the state and looked at the credentials of all the candidates and their respective parties to ascertain which of them best represents our interest as a people. We report that all aggregations liberally point to Chief Osita Chidoka and the UPP.
“Apart from the fact that Chidoka ranked very high in intellect, character, and experience in public service, in addition to his exceptional inventive and operable ideas to move the state forward, his courage, forthrightness and outspokenness on issues related to the good of the people, and particularly on the recent security challenges we encountered as a people, even at a time most political leaders were literally cowed, show him a true leader.
“Leadership requires a combination of intellect, courage and people- mindedness. Chidoka shows a unique understanding and commitment to the sensibilities of the people. He has become the incontrovertible grassroot rallying point and new face of Anambra state”, the statement said.
The group further said it pitched with the UPP following the party’s stance as a true pan-people platform committed to the aspirations of the masses. It said “while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has failed the people, the APC has proven to be anti-people while the PDP has lost touch with the people, leaving UPP as the only party through which the people of the state can truly aspire and realize their aspirations and interests.”
The group therefore charged the people of Anambra state to come out enmasse on November 18 and vote for Chief Chidoka so as to enthrone a government that guarantees the propagation of their interest as a people. it urged the citizens to continue to be vigilant and resist all anti-people forces that may arise before, during and after the election.