2023: Ngige joins presidential race
Written by on April 18, 2022
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has joined the race for the presidential seat.
His media office stated on Sunday that the minister had been consulting stakeholders in his All Progressives Congress (APC) party as well as stalwarts of opposition political parties.
He is scheduled to publicly declare his intention on April 19, the media office stated.
It added that Mr Ngige gave his explanation for consulting opposition political parties when he addressed his supporters at Amansea, a border town with Enugu State after visiting Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The media office stated also that Mr Ngige’s standpoint was informed by his belief that his aspiration had a cross-party appeal.
The minister said also that his antecedents, stewardship as a civil servant, governor, senator and minister stood him apart.
Mr Ngige added that he had an advantage of being part of this government and part of the 7th Senate.