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Ngige mocks PDP during Senate screening

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The former Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, on Thursday, mocked lawmakers of his former party,  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying that the pitiable state of the party made him opt for the All progressives Congress (APC).

He said his decision to leave PDP was based on none other than the fact that the party was not “doing well”.

Ngige made the assertion during his screening as a ministerial nominee at the Senate.

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While addressing the upper legislative chamber on Thursday, Ngige said, “My distinguished brothers on the left side of the aisle, who I left in that my former party when the party was not doing well but are still waxing strong — when the vehicle became rickety, I had to leave.

“So, the leader of the minority, and the whip, who is my boss and chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Steel (Development) and Metallurgy — I was his deputy”.

Recall that the former Anambra State governor was on the 43-man ministerial list, forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Tuesday.

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