JUST IN: Ngige Makes Dramatic U-Turn As He Withdraws From Presidential Race

Date: 13-05-2022 5:58 pm (2 weeks ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 13-05-2022 05:58 PM (2 weeks ago)

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Nwabueze Ngige has withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race.

This is coming less than three weeks after his declaration at Alor, his town in Anambra State.

In a statement he issued, which was obtained by DAILY POST in Abuja on Friday, Ngige said his declaration, which was transmitted live was as a result of pressures from friends, supporters and allies, given that he has the qualifications to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

He disclosed that his supporters had purchased the nomination form for him, which he was, however, yet to fill and submit.

His statement said: “On Tuesday, 19th April 2022, I publicly declared my interest to contest for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, following the constitutional provision that precludes our amiable incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari from seeking re-election to the office, as he would have completed his two terms in office by 29thMay 2023.

“The declaration was made in my hometown, Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“My declaration was sequel to pressure on me from my constituents, political associates, friends and other well-meaning Nigerians, who felt I possessed the necessary qualifications and experience for the job.”

Ngige said his supporters contributed money to purchase the expression of interest and nomination form of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He further revealed that he had an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari over the development after he earlier met him on his political ambition.

“Having also consulted widely with my family, constituents, supporters and well-wishers, it is my pleasure to announce the withdrawal of my interest and earlier decision to contest the office of the President in the 2023 general elections.”

Posted: at 13-05-2022 05:58 PM (2 weeks ago) | Hero
- OmoNobaUku at 13-05-2022 07:13 PM (2 weeks ago)
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Ministerial perks is too sweet to voluntarily walk away from.
I am glad the penny has finally dropped on Dr Ngige that he has zero chance of winning either the primary or of becoming president of the country. Why it took a waste of N100M (that he could have enjoyed in his retirement) and false hope to realise this is beyond me for a supposed to be learned person.
Posted: at 13-05-2022 07:13 PM (2 weeks ago) | Upcoming
- gogoman at 13-05-2022 09:45 PM (2 weeks ago)
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the 100million is like planting seed!!!! all these people are PURE CRIMINAL... they will get their cashout
Posted: at 13-05-2022 09:45 PM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero