The Osita Chidoka Campaign Organisation has thanked all members of the United Progressive Party (UPP) and all delegates to last Saturday’s governorship primary for their overwhelming support for Chief Osita Chidoka, leading to his emergence as the UPP candidate for the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election.
A statement by Barr. Bright Nebedum, Director General, Osita Chidoka Campaign, said that the overwhelming support for Chidoka goes to show “without equivocation that our people still identify, value and reward the undying Biafran spirit of hard work, resilience and determination.
“This campaign office appreciates the labour and sacrifices of our supporters and volunteers who accompanied our candidate as he campaigned vigorously, day and night, touring all the 326 electoral wards and the 21 local governments in the state, reaching all delegates and members of the UPP across board ahead of the primary.
“Indeed, it is an incontrovertible fact that with our very extensive mobilization, even if the UPP had conducted a direct primary with every member of the party as delegate, Chief Osita Chidoka would have still won overwhelmingly, given his hardwork and the backing of committed party members.
“Our campaign is built on hard work. We believe in the people and in reaching out directly to them. We will go in this same spirit as we engage in the main campaign for the November election.
“Today, among all the governorship contenders, the Osita Chidoka Campaign has the highest demography of grassroots volunteers across all the 326 electoral wards and 21 local government areas in Anambra state. In the same vein, our great party, the UPP, with its pro-people ideology has the highest demography of genuine followership in Anambra state.
“Our campaign is therefore all about the people. With the same spirit with which we worked for the primary, we will work harder now, more than ever before, to reach all the individual registered voters across Anambra state. We will engage in a door-to door campaign and reach the people one-on-one.
“With the people, we will make a difference. With them, we will realize their yearning to take back their state and institute a bold, people-oriented and resourceful administration, which Osita Chidoka and the UPP represent. We will therefore continue to work hard and with the backing of the people and the Almighty God, victory is sure.
“Finally, while we are still very much pained by the unfortunate death of a very dedicated and loyal member of our great party, Mr. Maduabuchi Uwakwe following a stampede occasioned by those who wanted to derail the UPP primary, we shall not be deterred, but stand strong and do all to honour him by working hard to ensure that the very cause he believed in comes to fruition.
“We therefore call on all well-meaning people of Anambra to join forces with us as we move on, shoulder to shoulder, into our full campaign for the November governorship election.”