2023: God has spoken to me, says Ngige as he sets to declare for presidency
NEWS DIGEST – The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has made his intentions known as he will officially declare to run for the President of Nigeria tomorrow.
Ngige noted that he is not sending himself but God had spoken to him before declaring his ambition ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
There have been reports that the minister is being pressured to contest for the seat by the populace of jubilant supporters who flocked the Amansea border between Anambra State and Ugwuoba, Oji River Local Council Area of Enugu State.
The supporters were said to have halted his entry until he met their request to join the Presidential race this year.
Ngige, while pacifying the crowd told them that after he fasted, God spoke to him to contest the presidential race, amid thunderous ovation.
Ngige stated that he would officially declare his intention to contest the 2023 Presidential election tomorrow, since he had heard from God.
He said, “I want to assure you that the period of Lent ended last night, and throughout the period, we communed with God. We did spiritual exercises and fasted. We talked to God and His Angels and God has talked back to us. God has spoken to me. I want to assure the people that I will not disappoint you. I will speak to you in the language you will understand.”
He knocked those comparing him with Peter Obi and Willie Obiano while flashing back to when he was the governor of Anambra State for over two years, stating he completed more projects than those who spent eight years in office.
The Labour Minister pointed out that he would reproduce the laudable works he did in Anambra as governor at the federal level, if allowed to serve as the President.
He said, “I want to be your ambassador in Nigeria. We will work as we did in Anambra if the Nigerian people give us a chance. I will work as I did in the senate if Nigerians give us the chance. We will also work as I have been working as a minister of labour and productivity over the years.”