A former minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over Anambra state from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2025.
Ngige stated this on Saturday while speaking to newsmen at his home in Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area.
The former Governor of Anambra, however, admitted that APC had two factions in the state but said the division would not stop the party from winning the 2025 governorship election as aggrieved members would be pacified before the election.
His words: “Of course, there is APC 1 and 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.
“Because the party is like a church, 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 the Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) to the Action Congress (AC) to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and finally birthed as APC.”