The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has reacted to speculations that he is planning to contest for 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
Ngige, who spoke to reporters in his country home in Alor, in Idemili Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, said he was too busy with his national assignment as a minister to start eyeing “a provincial job.”
The former Anambra governor, however, noted that he has the right to contest for any position in the country, including the office of the president.
“Yes, there have been speculations that I am eyeing the governorship of Anambra State. They have written about it in a lot of media. I am a politician. They have the right to speculate on my next move. My next move is very vast.
“Elections will come in 2023, I have a right to vie for any position. I can vie for Senate. I can vie for President if I so wish. Election will be coming in Anambra State, latest November 2021 to elect a successor to Obiano. I am not disqualified. I have a right to say I can run.
“I don’t have interest for now in Anambra governorship because I am on a national assignment,” he said.
The minister said the President Muhammadu Buhari has done well for Nigeria especially the South East withing the last five years.
He listed work on the Second Niger Bridge, stretches of Enugu-Onitsha and Enugu-Port Harcourt highways and the Akanu Ibiam Airport as some of them.
KanyiDaily recalls that Chris Ngige had claimed that the only way Igbo tribe can produce a president in this country is to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, the ruling party in the southeast, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), must collapse and move into APC if they are serious about becoming President.