Former Governor of Anambra State and Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said his remaining in politics and vying for the governorship of the state in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, is to enable him uplift the people and give them a sense of belonging.
Ngige, who is a frontline governorship aspirant, leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the new All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East, said being governor or Senator was no longer a big deal for him but that he was interested in the welfare of the people and development of the state.
Addressing members of his federal constituency, Idemili North and South, during a thank you meeting at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Nkpor, Ngige said: “There is no big deal about being a governor any longer; I have been one before.
My only urge in public offices is service. “I seek to touch your lives in a positive way, so that you will smile again. By the end of this month, we will formally launch the All Peoples Congress (APC) South-East zone in Awka and we believe that it is the party that will make a difference here. APC will form the next government in Anambra State.”
Ngige, who enjoys the support of the masses because of his achievements during the three years he was in office as governor of the state, thanked the people for their support during his senatorial election and gave them gifts, including wrappers, blenders, food flasks and cash.
He promised to pay similar visit to the other five local government areas that make up the senatorial district in future. Presenting a brief report of his scorecard, which was published in a booklet, Ngige said over 70 persons were given jobs in the senior cadre through him while about 30 were put in Power Institute.
He disclosed that soon, there would be distribution of transformers that he successfully included in the 2013 budget, which would go round at about three for each town. Earlier, speaker after speaker at the event urged Dr Ngige to throw his hat in the ring to liberate the poor masses in the state who have suffered tremendously.
In his speech, the member representing the Federal constituency, Charles Odedo, urged the those not be deceived by people who tell them that they have no place in APC, stressing that Ngige is one of the members of Board of Trustees.