Sunday, 20 August 2017

My tenure would end Biafra agitation—Anambra UPP guber candidate

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The United Progressive Party (UPP) gubernatorial candidate for Anambra November 18 governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka has urged Biafra agitators not to panic as his leadership has a solution to the problems facing the southeast zone, which according to him was cause of their agitation.
Chidoka, who disclosed this in a chat with newsmen after been declared winner of UPP gubernatorial primary held weekend, said that his government is "Face of a new generation with the historic mission of interpreting Ndi Igbo to Nigeria and interpreting Nigeria to Ndi Igbo. 
"Your decision today has triggered the future conversation of Anambra state and indeed, of Nigeria. Today our fate and voice as a people have been resoundingly sent across to every part of our country. You have demonstrated that very important resolve to practically engage with vigour to actuate a nation where no man is oppressed."
The former minister of aviation polled 1,222 votes to defeat his opponent, Hon Chudi Offodile who got 87 votes in the primary election held in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
The chairman Local Organizing Committee of the primary election, Chief Chris Uche who announced the result said, "Based on the figure I have, Chief Osita Chidoka has been elected the candidate of the party for the governorship election of Anambra. A total of 1,473 votes were cast, while 19 of it were announced as void votes”. recalled that Offodile announced his withdrawal from the race at about 11am, while delegates were being accredited for the polls, over lack of confidence in the exercise.

The two term member of Federal House of Representatives for Awka north and South Federal constituency had days to the primary election complained of alleged falsification of delegates list by officials of the party.



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