Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and productivity, has described Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano as “governor-do-nothing”.
Ngige was responding to the governor who marked his seventh anniversary in office. The minister vowed his party would win the next governorship election in the state.
“We (APC) will use our broom to sweep him and his party out of Government House.
“We want to drive away governor-do-nothing, who’s sitting down there. You can’t be a governor and just cross your legs and be playing music and say you’re a governor,” said Ngige, who is also a former governor of the state.
In the same vein, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) equally faulted Obiano’s performance in office.
“Under the watch of Obiano, the status of Anambra State as having the best road network in Nigeria has suffered a severe blow; the roads in the state have become death traps, old roads are not maintained and new ones are not constructed. At a time in recent past, one can move from the farthest point in the state to Awka, the state capital in less than one hour, that is no longer the case today,” said Nnamdi Nwangwu, the spokesperson for the PDP in the state.
However, Governor Obiano pushed back at his critics.
James Eze, the chief press secretary to the governor, said “the opposition are marooned; they are at sea”.
“Governor Obiano did not hold any celebration. What the governor did today was to mark his 7th anniversary walking on his feet all day. He went on inspection of the Anambra International airport project that is fast becoming a monument to visionary leadership in this part of Africa”
“So, if the opposition has run out ammunition to fire at Governor Obiano, they should tell the people of Anambra State what they can do if they were to get a chance to run the affairs of the state,” he said.