By TONY EDIKE, Enugu
Following the unqualified and unreserved apology tendered by Governor Babatunde Fashola for the controversial deportation of 14 Anambra indigenes from Lagos State to Onitsha, the All Progressives Congress (APC), South-East zone has appealed to Ndigbo and Anambrarians in particular to forgive and forget.
The party also appealed to Ndigbo, to put the matter behind them, especially those who wittingly or unwittingly are transferring the aggression on Senator Chris Ngige’s bid to return to Anambra State government to complete the good works he started.
In a statement through the Zonal Publicity Secretary, Osita Okechukwu, South-East APC warned that the mistake of some Lagos State government officials should not be used to deny Anambrarians the golden opportunity to elect Senator Ngige to complete his blue print.
It maintained that Anambrians must be weary of those money mongers and big bankers whose only manifesto is propaganda and whose only interest is profit motive.
The statement reads in part: “Now that Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, BabatundeRajiFashola has tendered unqualified and unreserved apology, we plead with Ndigbo and Anambrarians in particular to forgive and forget.“To err is human and to forgive is divine.
Accordingly, we appeal to our people to put the matter behind us, especially those who wittingly or unwittingly are transferring the aggression on Senator Chris Ngige’s bid to return to Anambra State government to complete the good works he started.
“Ngige we must recall opened our eyes to what prudent management of state revenue can achieve, before then the governors only share the money and abandon projects. He did 20 percent of his Blue-Print, Governor Obi did and we need Ngige to complete it for the interest of future generations.
“It is also germane to note the roads Ngige tarred years ago are more durable than that of Governor Obi” the party stated.
It enjoined Ndigbo to all bear in mind that it pays to place the bigger picture ahead in their calculations and the bigger picture in this instance is to elect Senator Ngige, who is a tested and trusted hand. The statement stressed that “They will tell you that Ngige is stingy. Yes Ngige is stingy, because he defends the interest of the greatest number of Anambrians and not the few big men.
“In sum, now that Governor Fashola has tendered an unqualified and unreserved apology, we should forgive and forget, for we must not use the mistake of some Lagos State government officials to deny Anambrarians the golden opportunity to elect Sen Ngige to complete his blue print” South-East APC stated.