United Progressive Party (UPP)
National Secretariat: Finance Quarters, Wuye District, Abuja
12th August, 2017
The United Progressive Party has continued to abide by its guidelines in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act in its preparation for the 18th November Governorship Election in Anambra State. At the close of nomination on Thursday 10th August 2017, the Screening Committee of the Party led by the National Secretary, Alhaji Sadeeq Masalla screened the two aspirants who fulfilled the requirements of the Party to be screened. They are –Hon. Chudi Offodile, a two term member of the House of Representatives and Chief Osita Chidoka, former Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps and immediate past Minister of Aviation.
Following the report of the Screening Committee, the Party can now confirm that Hon. Chudi Offodile and Chief Osita Chidoka are eligible to participate in its Primary Election scheduled to hold on Saturday 19th August 2017, at Awka, Anambra State.
We wish to seize this opportunity to reassure all the members of our great Party and the general public that in compliance with our commitment and pledge the Primary Election shall be transparent, credible and a level playing ground provided for all the accredited delegates and aspirants contesting for the Party gubernatorial ticket.
All relevant stakeholders especially the Independent National Electoral Commission, pro-democracy agencies and organizations as well as local and foreign media shall be accredited to observe and monitor our Primary Election Proceedings.
It will be recalled that all delegates that will participate in the Election have since been published in the UPP website. This is consistent with the transparency that the party promised.
Chief Ogbuehi Dike
National Publicity Secretary