The immediate past Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has boasted of being the face of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State.
The former Anambra State Governor said this on Saturday while speaking to newsmen at his home in Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
He acknowledged that there are factions in the party in the state, claiming that he remains the father to the factions.
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.”
The explained that new comers to the party pose a problem as they fail to acknowledge the effort of the old members.
“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,” Ngige explained.