The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has been tasked to resign by All Progressive Congress APC, if he can’t support the party’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
MOUTHPIECE NGR understands that the Party is reacting to Ngige’s remarks on who to endorse between Tinubu and the presidential candidate of the Labor Party, Peter Obi.
Murtala Ajaka, the APC’s deputy national publicity secretary, made this information public in a statement on Saturday. He urged Ngige and other political appointees of the party to publicly support Tinubu.
Ngige claimed it was impossible to choose between Tinubu and Obi which aggravated Ajaka to blast the minister for his remark.
The statement reads, “It is expected of a sitting minister in an APC government to be a trusted Apostle of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidency in 2023, who along with other party leaders worked to guarantee the enthronement of the same government in 2015 that they are currently serving in.
“Chief Ngige and other APC appointees, especially in the federal cabinet should not forget in a hurry that they are holding onto the party’s mandate, hence the need to protect it with whatever it requires, but if they can no longer protect the interest of the APC in public and that of our presidential candidate (Tinubu), I think the honourable thing to do is to step aside from the government formed by the APC.
“With this type of public comment from a sitting minister in a ruling party who cannot declare on national television his choice of a presidential candidate, how on earth is the party expected to fare in the forthcoming presidential election?”