Ngige urged Nigerians to Vote Right, Dismiss Working for Any Candidate

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has urged Nigerians to vote for the right candidate, noting that he won’t campaign for any of the frontline presidential candidates.

Ngige made this statement in his hometown of Alor, Idemili South local government area, Anambra State, during the time of his foundation’s yearly Christmas charity delivery to APC members, the needy, widows, and elderly people.

He said, “For me, let the Nigerian people vote right. Let Nigerians look at them and their manifestos and vote, according to what is right for the country. I don’t think I will go around campaigning for candidates A or B or C. I won’t do that. It is not my stock in trade. I don’t jump from party to party. But besides, I have some conscience and I am going to protect my conscience and make sure that I don’t hurt it.”

Meanwhile, the minister referred to Obi as his brother and claimed that he is aware of the Labour Party candidate’s capacity for leadership.

He said, “Peter Obi of the Labour Party is my brother, his Local Government is next to mine here my successor and everything. I know him too well. I know his capacity.”

The minister also asked Nigerians to critically assess each candidate’s platform and track record before choosing the one who would be best equipped to serve their needs.

He said, “the four frontrunners are good candidates with cognate experience in governance at the federal and state levels.

“They are my friends and they are well known to me. They have worked with me in one way or the other before now.

“Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was at the helm of affairs in the country when I was kidnapped as a sitting governor. He was Acting for Mr President who was away in Maputo at that time. He ordered my reinstatement. We sat together in the National Economic Council where was the Chairman. We formed the Action Congress (AC) with Asiwaju.”

“Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC is also my good friend and political ally. He was very supportive during our trying times as Governor. We formed AC together. We worked together in ACN and I became the lone opposition Senator in the Eastern Region under the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). He is not somebody I don’t know.

“Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of NNPP is my friend too. I knew him as Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives under Agunwa Anaekwe in 1991 as Speaker. We were in APC So, I know him,” he said.

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