The lawmaker representing Anambra Central and ex-Anambra State governor, Senator Chris Ngige, has dismissed the threats of Chief Victor Umeh and Uche Ekwunife to stop him from returning to the Senate.
He spoke in a statement by his media assistant, Igboeli Arinze.
The doctor-turned- politician said he would only be afraid of other contestants if he had not performed.
His words: “I have 12 bills to my name. Two are now laws and the others are being legislated upon. I have touched my constituency well, attracting over 213 transformer substations (fully constructed and connected to the national grid), a number of classroom blocks, health centres, boreholes and other urban development projects to uplift the masses.
“I have secured jobs for unemployed youths, based on merit. Prior to my emergence as a senator, Anambra Central had four senators. I do not mean to boast, but compared to others, I have done well.”
Ngige responded to the allegation by Umeh that he used the money for constituency projects for personal use.
He said: “The statement by Umeh, or should I say accusation, shows that he has no knowledge of the workings of the National Assembly. If he did, he would know that Senator Ngige does not handle constituency funds, no senator does! What happens is that the money is released to the ministries of choice, which also pick and fund contractors of their choice.
“All I can do is to ask for these projects, perhaps give oversight on them. But for Umeh to say I took the money and kept it for my personal use, shows he has nothing to offer Anambra Central people in the Senate, since they want tested lawmakers.” -TheNation