2023: Buhari's Minister Seriously Consulting to Run for President

2023: Buhari's Minister Seriously Consulting to Run for President

  • The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has opened up on running for president in 2023
  • Responding, Ngige said he is still making consultations before making his decision after being asked to contest
  • According to the labour minister, he is very qualified to be president of Nigeria despite calls for a president of Igbo extraction

Ahed of the 2023 presidential election, Senator Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment says he was “seriously consulting” to run for president next year.

Ngige, made the remark during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, March 3.

Chris Ngige
Chris Ngige has said he is still consulting whether or not to join the presidential race ahead of the 2023. Photo credit: @GovernorChrisNgige
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The minister when asked if he would run for president said he do some consultation and speak to his constituents in April, during Easter.

While noing that he is currently doing his consultations, Ngige said Minister he was “qualified” to be president

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Although he is yet to inform President Muhammadu Buhari, the former governor explained that some Nigerians, including his contituentsand a former Inspector-General of Police, have asked him to run.

He went on to note that amid speculations of a southeast presidency, Ngige said he wasn’t running based on regional sentiments.

He said:

“If I’m going to run, I won’t run because I’m Igbo." “I will run as Chris Nwabueze Ngige, a Nigerian citizen, from the South-East of Nigeria, precisely Anambra State, and from a local government called Idemilli South and a town called Alor.
“I am not going to wear a toga of Igbo President. I’m of Igbo extraction but very qualified to be President of Nigeria.”

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Recall that Ngige said he would make his intentions on the 2023 presidency known to the people by Easter.

The minister said this at the Anambra office of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in Awka.

He was quoted to have said:

“We’ve started political talks again. Please, give me around Easter where we’re going to have another session like this to discuss your request."

A group of Anambra women led by Nancy Okafor had asked Ngige to declare for the presidency.

Source: Legit.ng

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