Anambra State governor Willie Obiano has blasted former governor of the state and current minister of Labour Chris Ngige for criticizing his style of leadership.
In a statement signed by SSA to the governor on Media Tony-Collins Nwabunwanne, Obiano said on Wednesday 17 August 2016:
"If Ngige is a super leader, he should address lingering problems in the labour sector which has led to the killing of a civil servant in Kogi.
"He is seeking attention because I am yet to see any political party that has been able to do what APGA government has done in Anambra State. Ngige should listen to Senator Ben Bruce, who is neither from Anambra nor an APGA loyalist, but urged the Federal Government to borrow a leaf from Anambra State in terms of provision of security, infrastructure and prompt payment of workers’ salaries.
"Anambra is, today, an investment destination and the safest state in Nigeria courtesy of Governor Obiano. So, I don’t actually know what the labour minister meant by poor performance in office. If you compare the two years.
"So, we challenge Ngige to a public debate. People like him should thank the governor for extending dividends of democracy to Idemili area where he comes from.
"Obiano is constructing roads and bridges, controlling erosion and renovating schools and hospitals in Idemili which Ngige never did for the people of Anambra North when he was governor.
"Any sensitive person knows that the only way peace can reign in Anambra State is to allow the people of Anambra North complete their eight-year tenure, because, this state will return to the era of crisis if the zone is denied the remaining four years."