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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Women for Good Governance has slammed Senator Chris Nwabueze Ngige for allegedly describing APGA members as blind politicians, who play traders’ politics.
This is even as the group has thrown its weight behind the Chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh, over his bid to contests the Anambra Central Senatorial District against the incumbent Chris Ngige.
In a statement issued by the State Coordinator of APGA women in Anambra State, Grace Chike, the group said it was unfortunate that Ngige will condescend so low to attack the ruling party in Anambra State.
“APGA Women for Good Governance strongly condemns Ngige’s uncouth reference to APGA members as blind people and playing traders’ politics. It is unfortunate that Chris Ngige will condescend so low to attack the ruling party in Anambra State”, the APGA women said.
While describing Ngige as a ‘political lilliputian wandering aimlessly in political wilderness’, the women said the former Governor of Anambra has clutched a submerged party in the South East, which did not have the courage to face APGA in both governorship supplementary election of 30th November 2013 and the subsequent Local Government polls which his party boycotted.
The group further said Ngige’s elitist politics has alienated him from the masses who once adored him, especially his Anambra Central Senatorial zone, adding “We have no doubt that he is suffering from delusions of grandeur after a stint at the Government House in May 2003 with a stolen mandate which APGA recovered in March 2006”.
To this end, the APGA women urge politicians to imbibe issue-based politics and desist from making statements that will further jeopardize the nation’s frail democracy, even as they promised to continue to promote good governance and to resist political buccaneers masquerading as democrats in the country.
In related development, the women congratulated Governor Willie Obiano on his resounding election victory at the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, saying it has confirmed that he won the November 16, 2013, gubernatorial poll in the state.
“We commend Governor Obiano for the good job he is doing in the state, reaffirming that APGA has come to stay in Anambra State and beyond. It is obvious that APGA is a party to beat in Anambra and will continue to rule the State for decades.”
It also commended the National Chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh, for providing necessary leadership that enabled the party to win Anambra governorship elections since 2003, saying they will support him to unseat Ngige in 2015.