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Ngige explains why he opted out of senatorial rerun

14 January 2016, 17:04

Abuja - The former governor of Anambra State and current Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige has said  his decision to stay out of the Anambra Central Senatorial election rerun was because he does not want to abandon the national assignment given to him as a minister , reports Leadership.

Speaking with newsmen at the APC national secretariat on Wednesday in Abuja, Ngige said the task given to him by President Muhammadu Buhari require a spartan like him to get the job done.

He noted that it was not good to abandon the national assignment given to him as a minister to create jobs for the teeming unemployed Nigerian youths.

Also read: Anambra Central Senatorial re-run: Ekwunife defects to APC

Ngige also  threw more light on reports that the party may have endorsed Senator Uche Ekwenife, who just decamped to APC, to substitute him in the re-run .

He stated that as at the time Ekwunife came in, she was the only person from the APC that wanted to participate in the rerun.

He, however, said that since two other candidates have also indicated interest in the election, the party would have to conduct a primary election to choose the party’s candidate for the election.

Read more at Leadership.

- News 24


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