Candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, Osita Chidoka, has said ‘incumbency factor’ or ‘federal might’, will not determine the outcome of the election.
According to him, the peoples’ quest for a government that best represents their voice and interest will be the ultimate determinant of who becomes the next governor of the state.
Speaking on Sunday after a high profile meeting of critical stakeholders from across the 21 Local Government Areas and 326 electoral wards of the state, Chidoka said there was already a consensus that he and the UPP represent the interest and voice of the Anambra people and the southeast region in general in their quest for self-affirmation.
He said: “INEC has given us assurances that they will use electronic transmission of votes. So, the votes will count and because the votes will count, we know that what will happen in Anambra will be an issue of who has the best ground operation.
“It doesn’t matter whether you are an incumbent or not, or whether you have the so-called federal might. What will matter in this election is who the voters best feel an affinity for; who they think best represents them.
“There is a clear consensus among the people in Anambra that Osita Chidoka is the best candidate in this election. There is a consensus that Osita Chidoka will best represent the voice of ndi Anambra and the voice of ndi Igbo in Nigeria.
“Ndi Anambra know the candidate that has the best plans and programmes to move their state forward. I believe these will be the deciding factors come November 18,” he said.