Ex-avi­a­tion min­is­ter joins Anam­bra gov ’ship race

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

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.

Osita Chi­doka

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