In spite of his defeat in the November 16 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Senator Chris Nwabueze Ngige is still very relevant in the politics of his state, says interim Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Mohammed is reacting to statement credited to the national leader of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who is the incumbent governor of the state, Peter Obi.
Obi shortly after the election who saw his candidate Chief Willie Obiano said that, “the victory of Obiano is a victory of APGA and a clear sign that all other parties and their candidates in the state should either join the winning team to ensure that the government of Obiano is all inclusive or remain irrelevant in the scheme of things in the state.”
Alhaji Mohammed in his response during a chat with National Weekender said, “Ngige does not belong to the class of untested politicians because his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the only party that is set to take over from the ruling but dead PDP. So it is most unfortunate for anyone to describe him or categorize him among irrelevant politicians. We are talking about a senator of the Federal Republic and a one-time governor of Anambra State, but for electoral theft, he would have been governor again and the people would have been finally and totally liberated from the political slavery of the Presidency through the manipulation of INEC and under the disguise of APGA. It is all a plot which we know.”
Mohammed reiterated his party’s commitment to ensure that it returns to power in the state. Our political ideology is that we will always fight not to run away but to fight another day. Anambra may be under the leadership of APGA but I dare say that it is a temporary thing. The rightful owners of the key to Government House Awka will seize it some day.”
National Weekender gathered however that Ngige will get a plum job in his party when the real arrangement that will usher in the leadership of the party and its flag bearers in the 2015 elections emerge. A top party source revealed that Ngige could also get a bigger job should APC candidate win the Presidential election in 2015.