The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and a leader of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have called on the people of Anambra State to vote en masse for Senator Chris Ngige as he remains the most experienced of all the candidates being fielded by political parties in the November 16 election.
Fashola, who cited his four years experience as Chief of Staff to Tinubu told the gathering of prominent Anambra businessmen and women, professionals, Nollywood stars and leaders of various Igbo socio-cultural groups, at a fund raiser dinner that experience was key in the business of governance.
“Experience is very key in this business. So, if you support him things will happen quickly because he has held that office before and that is experience. He has Federal Civil Service structure experience; he served as a director in the Federal Civil Service. The driver of government is the public service. That is experience.
“No government will survive or succeed without Parliamentary support. Ngige is now a Senator so he has also had the experience of the other side, so he knows what it means, especially serving as an opposition senator, to reach across the axles to do things and to get the government going,” Fashola said.
In his remarks, Tinubu described Ngige as “a good man, very committed to the welfare of the people and committed to the progressive calling.”
On his part, Ngige said: “It is not about me. It is about our children and the future of the State. We have the human and financial resources to make Anambra State a place everyone would like to go to. Statistics don’t lie. While I was there, Anambra was the richest State in the country, today we are the 20th in poverty ranking in the country. We must look at people based on who they are and their ability to deliver. The party they belong to is secondary.”