Chris Ngige refuses to publicly endorse APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Tinubu, admits ruling Party has problems
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, has refused to publicly endorse the presidential candidate of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the 2023 general elections, SaharaReporters said.
SaharaReporters wrote that Dr. Ngige, a former Senator and governor of Anambra State, also refused to endorse his successor, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, publicly insisting that Nigeria elections are secret ballot.
The Minister who stated this while featuring Channels Television programme, said he would make his choice at the ballot.
“I’m not active in politics for now because I am facing national assignment,” he said when asked his preferred candidate between the APC’s Tinubu and the Labour Party’s Peter Obi.
“Both of them are my friends. My choice will be in the ballot box. It is a secret ballot. I shouldn’t tell Nigerians what I would do secretly.”
He however noted that Tinubu performed incredibly well in Lagos and laid “a solid foundation” for the state, an often-used campaign argument made by APC supporters.
When pressed on who he felt would win the 2023 elections, Ngige said the big parties had problems.
“We have problems in APC; PDP has their own. Their own is two times our own. Our own is family disagreements. If we get our acts together, my party will sweep,” he said.