- Chris Ngige has refused to openly endorse the candidacy of his party's presidential candidate when pressed to do so
- According to the minister of Labour, he will only make his position known through the ballot come 2023 election
- However, he noted that Bola Tinubu performed incredibly well in Lagos and laid a solid foundation for the state
Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, on Friday appeared to hesitate in endorsing his party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 elections.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Mr Ngige, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, said he will make his choice at the ballot.
“I’m not active in politics for now because I am facing national assignment,” he said when asked his preferred candidate between the APC’s Tinubu and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi.
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“Both of them are my friends. My choice will be in the ballot box. It is a secret ballot. I shouldn’t tell Nigerians what I would do secretly.”
He however noted that Tinubu performed incredibly well in Lagos and laid “a solid foundation” for the state, an often-used campaign argument made by APC supporters.
When pressed on who he feels will win the 2023 elections, Mr Ngige said the big parties have problems.
“We have problems in APC; PDP has their own. Their own is two times our own. Our own is family disagreements.
“If we get our acts together, my party will sweep.”
Why Tinubu might be disqualified from participating in 2023 presidential election
In what can be described as a stunning turn of events, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu might be disqualified if the courts uphold the judgement of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which nullified the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola and his deputy governorship candidate, Benedict Alabi, for the 2022 Osun state governorship election.
According to the judgement by Justice Emeka Nwite Governor Mai Mala Buni who submitted their names to INEC violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 82(3) of the Electoral Act 2022.
The court declared that Governor Mai Mala Buni acted in contravention of the provision of Section 183 of the Constitution when he held dual executive positions as the Governor of Yobe State and the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of APC.
70-year-old Atiku shows he is fit and healthy, dances to Davido’s song
In another report, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has taken to dancing to unveil his five-point recovery plan for Nigeria. With this, Atiku shows he is fit to govern Nigeria.
This follows criticism about his age from teeming Nigerian youths who are asking for more younger president for the nation.