Presidential Election: APC chieftain, Ngige says he won’t work for Tinubu, others

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Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said he won’t work for the presidential candidate of his party, the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu or any other candidates, in next month’s election.

The APC stalwart who stated this on Wednesday in a chat with newsmen at his country home in Alor, Anambra State, said the four frontline presidential candidates are his friends, and that he will not campaign for or against any of them.

He urged Nigerians to rather look at the programmes of the candidates and determine which of them was better than the other, and vote right.

The minister said: “Malam Kwankwaso, is my friend, I know him too as deputy speaker when he was deputizing Agunwa Anekwe, one of our party’s strong men.

“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Vice President (former) the Federal Republic of Nigeria was the man who was in the helm of affairs when I was ‘kidnapped’- when I was shoved out of office.

“He was standing in for Mr President (Obasanjo), who was in Maputo, and he ordered the Inspector General of Police then, to reinstate me to office.

“I also worked with him in the economic team- National Economic Council as the Vice President. So, I know him, and he is a friend of mine, and we also formed AC together.

“Peter Obi, my brother, my successor and my everything, I know him too and he is a friend. So, how do I campaign against any of them?

“Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my friend again – supportive. During trying times; we formed AC together. I became the known opposition Senator in the Eastern Region under the auspices and platform of the ACN. So, he is not somebody I don’t know.”