Former minister of Aviation and an aspirant of United Peoples Party (UPP) ahead of the Anambra State governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, has expressed the hope that the Supreme Court verdict which has settled the leadership crisis in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will ensure the fielding of its best candidate for the gubernatorial election.
Chidoka, who recently defected from PDP to UPP, however stated that UPP has already started preparations, while working hard to ensure that their best candidate emerges for the election.
He however noted that his party is desirous of a clean, robust and issue-based contest that affords citizens the opportunity to make informed decisions at the polls.
A statement personally signed by Chidoka said "We welcome Wednesday's verdict of the Supreme Court, which we believe, has ended the leadership tussle that confronted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
"While we sincerely congratulate the PDP for this development, we do hope that this time around, they will leverage on the opportunity to present their best to face the people in the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election.
We, in the United Progressives Party (UPP) have already started our preparations and we are working hard to ensure that we present our best for the election because ndi Anambra deserve only the best.
"Already, the UPP has proven to be one political platform that can deliver the wishes and aspirations of the Anambra people; a fact that informs its soaring grassroot popularity in all the electoral wards across Anambra state as the platform that genuinely offers them a voice and where their interests only, drive the policies and ideology of the party.
"The time has therefore come for the political class to jettison all unnecessary anti-people and selfishly motivated political crisis and focus only on presenting credible options for the people to make their choice at the polls.
"It is on this note that we in the UPP are desirous of a clean, robust and issue-based contest that affords the citizens the opportunity to make informed decisions at the polls. In this election, the verdict lies solely with the people; every political party must therefore work hard to present its best and brightest to face the electorate at the polls."