A former Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Osita Chidoka, who is one of the aspirants for the November 2017 Anambra governorship election, will on Wednesday officially register with the United Progressive Party, UPP, his aide has said.
Mr. Chidoka will register in his hometown, Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
A statement signed by Bright Nebedum, who is the Director General of his campaign organisation, on Sunday said Mr. Chidoka will also use the occasion to interact with the media and unveil his “plans and vision towards redirecting the fortunes of Anambra state and restoring its lost political and economic glory”.
The statement said Mr. Chidoka, who also served as a Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, has “never failed” in any assignment he had undertaken in the past.
Before becoming the Minister of Aviation in 2014, Mr. Chidoka served as the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, a position he held at the age of 36, to become the youngest ever to occupy the seat in 2007.
Before then, he served as a Senior Advisor Government and Business Relations in Mobil Producing Nigeria.
He also served in several capacities under the federal executive while working closely with various cabinet ministers between 1997 and 2003.
“Also, he served as the Secretary, National Committee for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Nigeria in 1998, Assistant Secretary, 1999 Handover Committee, Federal Republic of Nigeria and member committee on Review of Abuja Master Plan among others,” the statement said.
A graduate of Management from University of Nigeria, Mr. Chidoka holds post-graduate qualifications in various fields, including a Masters Degree in Transport Policy and Logistics from George Mason University, USA, Certificate in Global Strategy and Political Economy from Oxford University, UK and Graduate Diploma in Maritime and Ports Management from National University of Singapore.
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