David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
Anambra Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has responded to the comments credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige that he (Obiano) would not return to government house for second term due to his poor performance indices.
Responding to Ngige’s claim, Obiano who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters, Hon. Tony-Collins Nwabunwanne, described Ngige as a confused politician and attention seeker who only wanted to distract him from the good work he was doing in the State.
Ngige had in an interview said that his achievement in three years superseded APGA’s eleven years in office in Anambra and vowed that Obiano would not return to the government house in 2017 as APC was coming to take over.
Hon Nwabunwanne condemned Ngige for his utterances, saying that if APC was that good, it should first fix Nigerian economy that had caused untold hardship to the people rather than looking for any state governor to grab.
“If Ngige is a super leader, he should endeavour to address the lingering Labour problems in the country which even degenerated to the killing of a civil servant in Kogi and other states.
“What he needs is attention because I am yet to see any political party that has been able to do what APGA government has done in Anambra State. Ngige should listen to Senator Ben Bruce who is not even from Anambra or an APGA loyalist but urged Federal Government to borrow a leaf from Anambra State in terms of Security, infrastructure and prompt payment of workers’ salaries.
“Anambra is today an investment destination and safest state in Nigeria, courtesy of His Excellency the Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano. So, I don’t actually know what the Labour Minister meant by poor performance in office”, he exoained.
If you compare the two years that Obiano has been in office and Ngige’s three years, you will see that the different is clear.
“So, we challenge Ngige on a public debate. People like Ngige should be thankful to Gov. Obiano for extending dividend of democracy to Idemili area where he came from. Obiano is constructing roads and Bridges, controlling erosion and renovating schools and hospitals in Idemili which Ngige never did for the people of Anambra North when he was governor” he noted.
On the 2017 governorship election in the state, he further said there was no vacancy in government House until people from Anambra North completed their eight years tenure while urging others from South and Central zones to see reason.