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2023: I’d replicate my 34-month Anambra magic for Nigeria – Ngige

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MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said he is in the race for the presidential seat to afford Nigerians with the transformation of Anambra State by his administration within 43 months.

  Ngige also said he consulted widely to ensure that everybody is carried along rather than leaving it for just one party.

He stated these while speaking during the official flag-off of his candidacy in Abuja, today.

  “What we did in Anambra in 34 months, those who did eight years have not done them. I did 34 months during which I laid the foundation for the new Anambra. I didn’t just lay the foundation; I also took the house beyond the lintel level. I built schools, returned schools to the missions, rescued Odumegwu Ojukwu University from the status of a glorified secondary school – built structures there and secured accreditation for 15 courses including Law and Medicine,” he said.

  Ngige also said that he would re-engineer Nigeria the way I re-engineered Anambra. April 19 is the date. Let all roads lead to Alor where the matter will be laid to rest,

It will be recalled that Ngige had declared his intention to join the presidential race, yesterday.

  A statement from his media officer said that the minister had been consulting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition party stalwarts. The statement added that he will  publicly declare today, April 19,2022.

  Ngige gave his explanation for consulting opposition political parties when he addressed his supporters at Amansea, a border town with Enugu State after visiting Governor IfeanyiUgwuanyi.

  The media office stated also that Ngige’s standpoint was informed by his belief that his aspiration has a cross-party appeal.

  “I visited Enugu State governor as part of my nation-wide consultation. Even though he is in PDP, he is an Igbo man. He is a very realistic, discerning person. Don’t forget also that Enugu is the capital of the former Eastern Region. And you know that respect is reciprocal.

Over the week, I also consulted some other Nigerians not allied to any political party. Therefore, I had to consult the Enugu State governor over my intention to contest and to seek his views too.  He told me to kick the ball into the net. So, this journey is not for APC members alone. Our brothers in PDP are easily agreed that I tower above some of the persons aspiring to the position in their party. I have no fear whatsoever. I am equal to the task.

Even our brothers in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will join us in the task ahead,” Ngige said.

  The minister said also that his antecedents, stewardship as a civil servant, governor, senator and minister stood him apart.

  “” Ngige quipped.

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