reports that Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment, is preparing to
fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 2021
governorship election in Anambra State.
leader of the state party who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the
Minister, who was also the governor of the state, served on the party hierarchy
in Abuja to ensure that the party’s ticket for the election was handed over to
said, “He (Ngige) knows he will face a very tough challenge convincing members
of the party in the State to field him in the election, so he is liaising with
the leaders of the party in Abuja.
knowledgeable politician, but the problem is that he has already fallen out of
favor with certain party leaders in the province.
people who are not pleased with him because he has not encouraged party leaders
in the state. He was always the only one to take up every appointment opening
and to still take the party ticket in every election, so people are not pleased
however, said that Ngige may have succeeded in wooing the leadership of the
party, but was now waiting for the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
backing of the President for APC to win a State like Anambra, and we heard that
is the only thing left before he will start making his interest in the contest
open,” he added.
attempt to confirm from the minister about his interest in the governorship
election in the State was unsuccessful as calls to his mobile phone was