By GWG staff
Minister of labour, employment and productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige has been taken to task over his weekend claim that Governor Willie Obiano has destroyed the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in Anambra State supposedly through poor performance.
Responding to the attack, Anambra APGA leader, Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Udechukwu described it as the case of pot calling kettle black describing Dr. Ngige as a failed political leader who is both at war with his All Progressives Congress, APC members in Anambra State and also lost in battle in his duties in Abuja.
Noting recent claims of nepotism levelled against the minister by APC stakeholders in the state, the APGA leader accused Dr. Ngige of trying to regain relevance by wearing the political badge to attack Governor Obiano.
Dr. Udechukwu, however, reminded the minister that the stage for regaining political influence was long gone saying that the minister is still sore after the third place finishing in the 2013 governorship election.
While noting that the minister has failed to win a political contest in his ward or polling booth since the arrival of the APC in Anambra State, the APGA leader charged Dr. Ngige to settle his issues with his members in the APC before daring APGA which he said remains unconquerable before other political parties in the state.
Why accusing Ngige of trying to regain relevance after the attack from his party members, Dr. Udehukwu said:
“I am not surprised because some members of his party (APC) in Anambra State have accused him (Dr Chris Ngige) of nepotism, destruction and sabotage of their Party APC and how He used his position as the Leader of the Party and Minister to favour only the members of his immediate family.
“He now decided to run his mouth flippantly like somebody suffering chronic diarrhoea of the mouth ailment against Governor Obiano, who has done marvellously well in a bid to remove the saboteur of Anambra APC tag that was given to him by his Party people.
“There is no single basis for comparison with Governor Willie Obiano and also with APGA Government. Governor Willie Obiano and APGA beat him mercilessly in 2013 and Sen Chris Ngige came distant 3rd in the election. He should bury his head in total shame and think of how to revive the comatose and moribund APC In Anambra State because he destroyed the Party’s electoral fortunes and goodwill.
“As minister of Labour, let Dr Chris Ngige pin point one success he has recorded.
“As for his boast of APC winning the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, I will say that Dr Ngige is a day dreamer because it’s is easier to build castle in the air than for APC to win the 2021 governorship election.
“As a Leader of the so called Party, it is already a public knowledge that he is at war with some stakeholders because he wanted to pocket the party and remove APC State Chairman because the man has refused to be pocketed.
“Mr Honourable Minister, APGA is alive and waxing stronger contrary to the wrong impression you want to create. APGA is the only party with mass followership in Anambra State and Governor Willie Obiano’s achievement speaks volumes. Dr Chris Ngige is not happy with Governor Obiano because Governor Obiano’s achievements in office have dwarfed all he claimed to have achieved in his illegal three years in Office.
“Honourable Minister, Please find it in your heart to forget 2013 Governorship election and move on. The election will remain a watershed in Anambra State Election where Governor Obiano beat you mercilessly that election governorship election.
“Honourable Minister, stop living in fake popularity. It is on record that you have not won even a Councillior seat nor won your Polling Unit or ward in any election since APC was formed. So if there is any person that has killed his or her party with poor performance, it is Dr Chris Ngige of APC not Governor Obiano.”