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BREAKING: Ngige Withdraws From 2023 Presidential Race

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has withdrawn from the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

 

He announced his withdrawal from the contest to secure the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

He added that his decision to withdraw from the race has been communicated to the President and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation(SGF).

Ngige’s announcement followed a valedictory session held at the the Presidential Villa in honour of ministers seeking elective offices in the 2023 general elections.

The statement reads: “Having also consulted widely with my family, constituents, supporters and well-wishers, it is my pleasure to announce the withdrawal of my interest and earlier decision to contest the office of the President in the 2023 general elections.

“As a result of this, I will NOT be participating in any of the internal party processes of the said election, starting with the primary. I took this momentous decision firstly in the overall interest of the nation, in order to enable me concentrate on my job, and assist the President and the Government, weather the difficult last lap, in the life of the administration and secondly for other family reasons.

“My constituents, political associates and well-wishers across the country are by this statement informed of this latest decision, which also has the blessing and support of the overwhelming majority, hence supersedes any other interest, personal or otherwise.”

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