- Former minister of aviation Osita Chidoka has been appointed by PDP chairman as special adviser on strategy and external engagements
- Chidoka contested the last Anambra governorship election on the platform of the United Progressives Party (UPP)
- The former minister's appointment suggests he has returned to the PDP
Prince Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appointed Osita Chidoka, former minister of aviation and former corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) as his special adviser on strategy and external engagements.
A statement issued by PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday, August 17, in Abuja said that the appointment was with immediate effect.
The statement read in full:
"The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has appointed former Minister of Aviation and former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Chief Osita Chidoka, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and External Engagements.
"The appointment is with immediate effect.
"Chief Chidoka, who is well reputed for his ingenuity and organization skills in public office, is expected to bring to bear his analytical expertise and wealth of experience in political strategy development, coordination and implementation, as the PDP sets for the 2019 general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Osita Chidoka, called for the creation of a sixth state in the southeast region. Chidoka said the new state will bridge the disparity faced by the Igbo people within the country.
Chidoka, a former minister of aviation and corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps had said that with his election into office as Anambra state governor, he will begin the agenda for the state creation.
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