Anambra state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has berated the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, for declining to publicly endorse the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on national television, ahead of the 2023 general election.
The state APC was reacting to comments made on a television programme recently by Dr Ngige, where he refused to publicly affirm his choice of presidential candidate between Tinubu and Peter Obi of the Labour Party when he was asked to do so by the presenter.
Ngige had said such question is difficult to answer because both Tinubu and Obi are his friends.
But un a statement released on Sunday in Abuja and personally signed by the Anambra state chairman, Basil Ejidike, he dissociated the APC under his leadership in the state from Ngige’s comments.
Ejidike said Anambra APC has started grassroots mobilization for the victory of its presidential candidate and all other candidates contesting on the platform.
He said; “Ngige never said he represented the party during the interview and whatever he said was personal and does not reflect the position of the party in Anambra state”
Ejidike called on the general public to disregard what Ngige’s response in the said TV interview might have caused, adding that Anambra will honour Tinubu and the party with massive votes in the forthcoming general elections.