The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will be an easy walk-over in the November 16, 2013 governorship election in Anambra State because its candidate, Willie Obiano lacks political experience and Anambrarians are not ready for an apprentice governor, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Chris Ngige, has told United States of America’s (USA) diplomats.
According to Ngige, this has led the ruling party in the state to resort to desperate measures to win the forthcoming polls at all costs.
Ngige, who made this known in an interaction with Messrs Rolfe Olson and Craig Lanless Political/Economic Section Chief, US Consulate, Lagos and Political Counsellor, US Embassy, Abuja respectively, at Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, said “APGA’s desperation to win the November 16, governorship election has manifested in their destruction of APC billboards, posters and numerous attacks on members of my campaign team”.
According to a press statement signed by the Director, Ngige 2014 Campaign Organisation, Chief Charles Amilo, the APC candidate told the diplomats that the odds were against Obiano and APGA winning the election as the former banker is the least experienced of all the candidates and Anambra State is not ready for a governor, who is coming to learn the ropes.
In response to questions whether the APC is grounded in Anambra State, or not, Ngige, who represents Anambra Central in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly told the diplomats that the party is fully on ground in the state, adding that the propaganda about its status is baseless.
“All Anambra people are interested in is a capable, reliable governor and not a political party. Anambra State has suffered greatly developmentally and the State cannot afford a learning governor,” he said.