The number of persons running for president under the All Progressives Congress (APC) has swelled by one, with the entry of Dr. Chris Ngige.
The Minister of Labour and Employment formally declared his intention Tuesday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in his hometown of Alor in Anambra State.
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing him to serve as a minister.
Ngige had been a Senator and a governor of Anambra State before taking up his current position as a minister.
Ngige Dances Ahead Of 2023 Presidential Declaration.................— OOU PREMIUM (@OOUPREMIUMTV) April 19, 2022
The former Anambra State governor and current Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, in a video is seen dancing to the beat of Ogene after declaring to contest for the post of President days back....... pic.twitter.com/KNv8y3huid
He is the second of President Buhari’s ministers to publicly declare interest in succeeding him.
The other is the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.