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Chidoka declares Anambra guber ambition on UPP, ‘disowns’ IPOB


Chidoka declares Anambra guber ambition on UPP, ‘disowns’ IPOB
Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, Wednesday joined United Progressives Party(UPP) and declared his aspiration for the November 18 Anambra State Governorship election.

Chidoka who was accompanied to Obosi ward 1 in Idemili South local government area to register with UPP by a number of his followers said that he joined the party to bring good governance to the state.

Speaking shortly after he was issued his membership card by the state chairman of UPP, Dr Sylvester Igwilo, the former minister said he would run a government that will not generate internally revenue by taxing the poor.

“We would generate money for the state not by taxing the poor traders in the market, the kind of government we will run is not that which will fund party activities and others with the state resources.

“Anambra money would be spent on Anambra people not generating money from the poor for the rich to enjoy.”

The governorship aspirant said he joined UPP because he found it a party that is freely subscribed to all, while lauding the party for their commitment to restructuring of the country which he said is one of the key reasons he embraced the party.

“Ndigbo must reach the zenith in this country, through UPP, we shall demand equity in the Nigeria project because we are equal stakeholders in the project.”

He condemned politics of godfatherism, saying that it was unnecessary to be expected to spend his money to gain political power, urging the people of the state to subscribe to what he called the power of ideas which he pointed out drives his aspiration.

The guber aspirant said that he has no political godfather but was depending on Anambra people for his aspiration, while charging them to make their token contribution of one thousand Naira in order to have a stake in his governorship project.

While commenting on the perceived zoning arrangement in the state, Chidoka said that zoning has always deprived the people of the best brains in an election, pointing out that Anambra people should count themselves lucky.

On his relationship with IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the former minister said he was never a member of the group but added that he believes that Igbo should get equally treatment like every other person from North and Western part of Nigeria.