The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has dissociated himself from allegations making the rounds in the social media that he petitioned security agencies over an alleged threat to his life by Sen. Andy Uba and Dr. Tony Nwoye.
“This is false and fertile imagination of mischief makers who are intimidated by the rising profile and tempo of activities in the Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress,” Ngige said in a statement by his Media Adviser, Nwachukwu Obidiwe.
“I wish to state in clear terms that I neither have issues with the afore mentioned persons who are no doubt my children as the leader of the APC in Anambra State nor have any reason to petition security agencies. As we inch closer to the governorship primary of our party, it is not surprising that opponents, detractors and mischief makers who are obviously intimidated by the strength of the APC will stop at nothing to create even if an imaginary division among us.”
“I similarly wish to state that it is a huge insult to insinuate or even imagine that I am guided by pecuniary interests in positioning our party for victory in the coming governorship election. I aver therefore without avoidance of doubt that no aspirant advanced any money to me, or will ever whisper such to my ear. At my level and pedigree, it is preposterous to allege that I will ever be disposed to such.
“My role and major interest as the father of the party in the state are very clear; to ensure that level playing ground is enabled for the best among the aspirants to emerge and subsequently win the governorship election.
The Minister finally urged all the party members, Ndi Anambra and the general public to disregard these baseless rumours and gossips.