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Chidoka demands another state for South East •Mammoth crowd graces campaign flag-off with voters cards

By News Express on 01/10/2017

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•Part of the mammoth crowd that graced Chidoka’s official campaign launch on Saturday.
•Part of the mammoth crowd that graced Chidoka’s official campaign launch on Saturday.

Building up to the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, frontline contender and candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chief Osita Chidoka, has stoutly demanded for the creation of a new state in the South-East part of the country as a panacea for the widely condemned political inequity in the country.

Chidoka, who spoke at the official launch of his campaign attended by a mammoth crowd in Amorka Uli on Saturday, also unveiled and presented the Isi-Agu (Tiger head) emblem of the UPP as the undying symbol of Igbo consciousness.

This direct demand for the sixth state in the southeast is significant, coming on the eve of the nation’s 57th Independence Day celebration.

A mammoth crowd of supporters, waving their voters card, went into affirmative jubilation and songs when Chidoka in the company of UPP National Chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie, Debe Ojukwu, son of late Biafra leader Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, among others, took to the stage to lift the UPP flag with its isi-agu logo.

Chidoka, who prayed God to hear the prayers of the people of the South-East and end the numerous challenges facing the region, undertook to lead a new engagement that would end the marginalisation and repression of the Igbos, vowing to champion the creation of a sixth state in the South-East as part of the renewed engagement to bring equity to the region.

He said: “While we salute all those who through one legitimate way or the other have pursued the struggle, we state today that we are stepping into a new frontier. The Igbo voice against marginalisation and injustice will not be achieved on the streets. It will rather be won with a determined engagement of our institutions of government and with other Nigerians who feel aggrieved to redefine the meaning of Nigeria and remove the inequalities that have fanned the embers of discord, and restructure our nation along the lines of justice, equality and fairness.

“To this end, my election as governor of Anambra State, will start off with a single agenda; an agenda to secure a new state for the southeast region to bridge the disparity we face. We will immediately, upon inauguration, in line with S. 8 (1) of the 1999 constitution get our National Assembly members from Anambra State, our elected House of Assembly members, and local government chairmen to sign a request to the National Assembly asking for a referendum for the sixth South-East state.

“We will vigorously engage our friends from other states in the National Assembly and other states House of Assembly for a new state. Nigeria must take a decision on the issue of additional state for the southeast before the end of tenure of the 8th Assembly and the 2019 election.” 

Chidoka noted that when that is accomplished, he will be ready for another election.

He maintained that there are no terrorists in the southeast, adding that the nation should not regard the Igbo quest for self determination as terrorism.

“We cannot build a great nation without unity at home. We cannot be a nation where people are hated, branded and then hounded and ostracised. We stand here to declare that there are no terrorists in our state; there are no terrorists in our region and we do not feel terrorised as a people. Indeed, without further argument, we do not believe that those who are asking for a restructured Nigeria or even for dismemberment of Nigeria are terrorists. No! They are not,” he said.

Thousands of supporters at the flag-off ceremony waved their voters cards in expression of their eligibility and readiness to vote for Chidoka and the UPP as the new hope for their quest for self-expression and equity in Nigeria.

Source News Express

Posted 01/10/2017 9:40:03 PM

 

 

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