The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has explained that he is too vested in nation-building at the national level to consider a shot at the 2021 Anambra State governorship election.
Ngige made this assertion on Sunday, May 24, at his country home in Alor, in Idemili Local Government Area, of the state.
The former senator said although he had the right to contest, he was too busy with his national assignment as a minister to start eyeing “a provincial job.”
He spoke after presenting cash and food items, totaling N15m as COVID-19 palliatives to some vulnerable persons in the area.
Ngige said, “Whether you’re a member of APC or PDP, APGA, Accord, APA, PPP, once you are vulnerable, you get. We started with my town. We will fan out to my local government, then to my entire senatorial district. We also intend to reach out to the church. If we don’t do it and COVID-19 kills all of us, what then will my foundation do?
“Yes, there have been speculations that I am eyeing the governorship of Anambra State. They have written about it in a lot of media. I am a politician. They have the right to speculate on my next move. My next move is very vast.
“Elections will come in 2023, I have a right to vie for any position. I can vie for Senate. I can vie for President if I so wish. The election will be coming in Anambra State, latest November 2021 to elect a successor to Obiano. I am not disqualified. I have a right to say I can run.
“I don’t have an interest, for now in Anambra governorship because I am on a national assignment.”