Former Aviation Minister and former Governorship candidate in Anambra State, Osita Chidoka who appeared on Channels TV today, claimed that there was no Nollywood and even Channels TV before PDP came into power in 1999.
He said on the interview;
‘There was no Nollywood industry when PDP took over Nigeria, see where Nollywood has gone to today. There was no Channels TV”.
— Omogbolahan (@GbolahanAkinwum) October 17, 2018
Osita Chidoka who also spoke today in Awka, said there was no opposition to the nomination of chief Peter Obi as the Vice-Presidential candidate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. He blamed the initial disquiet by some stakeholders on the channel (social media) through which they might have received the announcement.
The PDP chieftain said the meeting of party stakeholders in Enugu was not to oppose the nomination of Obi, but to discuss why the presidential candidate did not take them into confidence. He said there was nothing to worry about as Atiku, who is presently out of the country, had said he would meet with the stakeholders of the South-East on his choice.
Recall that few weeks ago, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, appointed Osita Chidoka, as his Special Adviser on Strategy and External Engagements. According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the appointment is with immediate effect.
Chidoka, who is also a former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), had contested in the November 2017 Anambra governorship election under the United Progressive Party (UPP). According to the statement announcing his appointment by Secondus, Chidoka “is well reputed for his ingenuity and organisation skills in public office”.
The PDP expects him “to bring to bear his analytical expertise and wealth of experience in political strategy development, coordination and implementation, as the PDP sets for the 2019 general elections.”