Osita Chidoka, former minister of aviation, has joined the race for the Anambra state governorship election slated for November 18.
Speaking on Monday at a consultative meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Otuocha, near Awka, the state capital, Chidoka said his desire to run for the position was to serve the people.
Chidoka, a former corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said he was ready to serve his people under any capacity.
“I am ready to serve the people in any capacity even as a counselor because no position is too small or big for him as long as it is service to the people,” he said.
“Since my youth service years, I have been involved in volunteer service; so the driving motive for this ambition is to serve the people of the state.”
Chidoka said the time had come for the PDP to take over power in Anambra.
He said the issue of zoning, propounded by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) would not be considered by PDP in fielding a candidate.
Also speaking, Thompson Chikezie, PDP chairman in the area, said Chidoka’s visit was to intimate the people of his desire to contest the election.
“Chidoka’s visit shows the type of leader he will be if elected as governor. Any good leader aspiring to public office should always take recourse to the grassroots,” he said.
“It shows open-mindedness, respect, love and seriousness.
“He is courageous for coming to the local government of the incumbent governor.”