Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has officially declared his intention to run for the position of president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said APC did not fail as many would like to say.
Ngige while addressing his supporters in his hometown at Alor in Idemili North, Anambra State, on Tuesday also said President Muhammad Buhari had not failed.According to him, the president worked with the resources available to him.
“Some people will say this administration has failed, a government that built Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Enugu-Porthacourt Expressway, restored Nigeria’s aviation industry, built railways and built many other landmark projects across the country cannot be called a failure.
Buhari performed according to the resources available to him,” he said Ngige said that if given the opportunity to lead, he would be president everybody would be proud of.He said he has what it takes to become Nigeria’s next president, adding that his present position had broaden his horizons and exposed him to reality of Nigeria.
“If I become president of Nigeria I know what to do,” he added.According to him, as a minister, he resolved 1,383 labour disputes and took labour to international arena.
“I am not a local champion; I am an international man,” he said.He said he did well as governor of Anambra State and as senator and “I am doing well as a minister.
”He said, “On the account of your request, I promised you that I will consult and give reply in April when asked me to contest for president. “Today, I am declaring. I, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, formerly declared that I am contesting for president of Nigeria.”