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Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige Hints On Contesting For President



Labor and Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige said that in 2023 he reserves the right to compete for Senate or presidency.

Ngige made the remark when he denied claims that he was involved in contesting for next year’s billed election for the Anambra governorship.

He spoke on Sunday, in his hometown of Alor, Anambra State’s Idemili South Local Government Area.

Nevertheless, Ngige, who was a former one-term state governor, announced that he has no interest in becoming governor because he is on a national ministerial assignment.

Ngige said: “Yeah, there’s been talk that I’m watching Anambra State’s governorship. They’ve written in lots of articles about it. I’m a former politician. They have the right to be speculating about my next move. My next step is really sweeping.

“In 2023, elections will be coming, I have the right to fight for any role. I can compete for Senate.

“I can compete for president if I so desire. Election to elect a successor to Obiano will come in Anambra State, latest November 2021. I don’t get disqualified. I am entitled to say that I can run.

“For now, I am not interested in the governorship of Anambra, because I am on a national assignment.”


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