2017 Anambra poll: Jonathan’s ex-minister dumps PDP for UPP

2017 Anambra poll: Jonathan’s ex-minister dumps PDP for UPP

- Osita Chidoka one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain has dumped the former ruling party

- The former minister is one of the aspirants for the November 2017 Anambra governorship election

- Chidoka in a statement said he would join the United Progressive Party (UPP) on Wednesday, June 14

Former minister of aviation Osita Chidoka, is the latest chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to dump the former ruling party.

Chidoka in a statement signed by Bright Nebedum, who is the Director General of his campaign organisation on Monday, June 12, said he would join the United Progressive Party (UPP) on Wednesday.

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Legit.ng gathered that the former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is one of the aspirants for the November 2017 Anambra governorship election.

The former minister further said that the move is to enable him to realise his governorship aspiration in Anambra state and restore its lost political and economic glory.

Chidoka would register in his hometown, Obosi, Idemili North local government area of Anambra state.

It was gathered that Chidoka already commanded overwhelming support from various segments of Anambra citizenry.

The governorship in Anambra has been fixed for November. 18 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Ugbene community, Awka North local government area of Anambra state, welcomed into its fold, 3000 persons defecting from other parties.

Legit.ng gathered that the defectors were from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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The defectors, led by the national chairman of Ugbene Great Ambassadors Club, Chief Aaron Onwelukwue, disclosed that their defection was informed by Governor Willie Obiano’s “sterling performance in office” which they crave its continuity.

Below is a Legit.ng video in which an APC official speaks on the possibilities of having the ruling party ousted in 2019.

Source: Legit.ng

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