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A former Governor of Anambra State, Chris Ngige, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC), is fully ready to take over power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra in 2025.
Ngige, the immediate past Minister of Labour and Employment, made this disclosure on Saturday while speaking to newsmen at his home in Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Ngige noted that there are two factions of the party in the state but maintained that the situation would not be a problem when the next governorship election comes up in 2025.
He said: “Of course, there is APC 1 and [there is] APC 2 in the state. I will not deny that. I am both the father and face of APC in Anambra. I am certain that some newcomers have joined us since 2021.
“Party is like a church in which you do not stop people from entering; you do not stop people from entering the party to look for salvation or to support the government in power.
“But the challenge is that the new entrants do not want to reckon with old members who have laboured for the party. The old members laboured for the party from the time we were in the Social Democratic Party, SDP, to Advanced Congress of Democrats, ACD, to Action Congress, AC, to Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and finally birthed as APC.”
Recall that the APC in Anambra State has said that President Bola Tinubu has approved a plan for the party to win the state in the 2025 governorship.
Mr. Chidi Duru made this known during a Christmas party organised for officials of the party at all level by a stakeholder of the party, Mr. Paul Chukwuma.
Duru said that the winning plan was revealed by the National Chairman of APC, Mr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, during a stakeholders’ meeting Tinubu held with leaders of the party from Anambra State in Abuja, recently.