Ex-aviation minister joins Anambra gov ’ship race
A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, yesterday picked his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
Chidoka and his supporters stormed the national secretariat of the United Progressive Party (UPP), in Abuja, at about 1:27pm, where he obtained the forms.
Speaking with newsmen shortly, the former minister said he would modernise governance in Anambra State.
Despite IPOB’s earlier threat to stop the election, the ex-minister expressed optimism that the agitators would have a rethink and allows the election to hold.
“I believe that IPOB is forcing a dialogue on referendum in Nigeria. They’re pushing an agenda to say that they want a date for referendum in Nigeria and I believe they know that even for you to exercise the power of a referendum, you need to be a registered voter,” he said.
“Governance in Anambra State now is a celebration of the ordinary; and we want to move away from that to a state that ensures our innate capacity and potentials are made manifest.