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2023 Presidency: I am still consulting; I’ll declare my stance by April —Ngige



Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says he is still consulting with his constituency regarding their pressure on him to run for President in 2023.

Ngige had, in December 2021, said his people had been urging him to run for Nigeria’s number one seat in 2023, but that he would give them a definite answer by April this year.

However, while appearing as a guest on a Channels Television programme on Thursday night, Ngige said he was still “seriously consulting to run for President in 2023.”

He continued, “I told my constituents that were urging me on last December that I will do some consultation and that I will speak to them in April, during Easter. So I am doing my consultations,” the Minister said when the anchor asked if he would run for President.

“As a Nigerian, I am qualified to be President. But I am yet to inform President Muhammadu Buhari because I am still consulting.

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“Many Nigerians who know my worth, including a former Inspector-General of Police, have asked me to run for president in 2023.

“But if I am 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,” Ngige said.

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