2023 presidency: Why I won’t resign yet as Minister – Ngige reveals


APC presidential hopeful and current Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has revealed he won’t resign yet to contest the 2023 presidential race.

Ngige, who had recently declared his intentions to run for presidency in 2023, had disclosed that he was yet to receive any specific instruction from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his presidential ambition.

Ngige was speaking to newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on yesterday, when he denied knowledge of the APC directives that all appointees should resign ahead of the May 30 presidential primary.

He stated that his decision to remain a member of the Federal Executive Council was in line with the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

The Minister further stated that the March 18 judgement of the Federal High Court in Umuahia, struck out Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, adding that he is under no compulsion to resign his appointment.

When he was asked when he will resign in line with his party directives, he stated: “Because I don’t know about that I’m hearing for the first time from you. But like I always say, I’ll be guided by the letters and spirit of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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