Governorship: APC will take over Anambra in 2025 – Ngige

Governorship: APC will take over Anambra in 2025 – Ngige

Former Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngigi, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra in 2025.

Mr Ngige, a former Anambra governor, said this while speaking to newsmen at his residence in Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area, on Saturday, while distributing palliatives to party members, persons with disabilities and senior citizens.

He admitted that the APC has two factions in the state, but the split could hinder the party's victory in the 2025 governorship election as disgruntled members would be pacified before the election. He said it would not be a hindrance.

“Of course, there is APC 1 and APC 2 in the state. I do not deny that. I am the father and face of APC in Anambra. I believe there are some new members who joined in 2021.

“Because a party is like a church, it does not prevent people from entering it. It does not prevent people from joining it to seek salvation or to support the government that is in power.

“But the challenge is that new entrants do not want to take into account the veteran party members who have worked for the party.

“The old members went from when we were in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to the Advanced Democratic Congress (ACD), the Action Congress (AC), the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and finally came into existence as the APC.”

According to him, these are obvious facts that cannot be denied. But in politics, you can't agree to agree, and if you don't, you bear the consequences. We disagreed in the 2021 election, and the impact was clear.

“But it will get better this time. The party leadership, both at the government level and at the party level, are mature politicians who are well versed in conspiracies.”

Ngige, who is also a former Anambra governor, said he was optimistic that the APC would successfully resolve the crisis and strive to take over the state in 2025.

He said victory was not won on a platter and required more effort, warning that the days of writing out election results in hotel rooms were over.

“Why can't I be optimistic? If I'm not optimistic about life, the next option is suicide. I have hope and optimism that between now and 2025 I'll get my house in order. .

“As Party members we must stand firm and you must live up to our expectations as Foundation members and show tolerance by showing light to others.”

However, Ngige revealed that he is still on sabbatical and will decide on his next move by May 2025.

Earlier, former Managing Director of Anambra State Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and APC Secretary, Chief George Moghalu, warned against imposing candidates ahead of the 2025 gubernatorial election in the state.

He also urged new party participants to join the ranks, as failure to do so would hamper the party's chances of producing a successor to Governor Chukwuma Soludo.

Mogar said it's ironic that a tenant fires a landlord.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the palliatives include rice bags and yam tubers.


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