Former Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has faulted claims by persons in some quarters that former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was a failure.
He spoke on Saturday while addressing journalists in Alor, Anambra State, adding that the immediate past administration carried out some remarkable projects.
Ngige listed completion of the Second Niger Bridge, school feeding programmes, and railway construction, among others as some of the projects carried out by Buhari’s government.
He said; “It is not true that the Buhari administration was a failure. I was part of the government and the administration completed a lot of projects. They include the Second Niger Bridge, school feeding programme and numerous railways across the country.
“There is APC one and two in Anambra State. I won’t deny that fact. I am the father of APC here. I am the face of APC in Anambra State and I know for certain that we have newcomers who have been coming since the year 2021.
“And because the party is like a church, you don’t stop people from entering a church to seek salvation. So also you can’t stop people from entering a party to support the government in power.
“We allow everybody. But there is a segregation already because the new members don’t want to reckon with the old members.
“The old members laboured for the party from the time we were SDP to ACD, AC to ACN and then finally liberated as APC when we collapsed with NNPP and CPC. These are facts, and I don’t like denying things are facts.”