By Enekorogha Godbless
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Igbos in the Northern part of Nigeria have endorsed the Minister of Labour and Employment in the federation, Chris Ngige as the next president to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2023 Presidential election.
The communique on the resolution was made unambiguously by Igbos in 19 northern states on Saturday.
The Igbo leaders argued that the Minister of Labour and Employment is capable and able to transform the country for the progress and betterment of all ethnic groups in the federation. The ethnic group on Saturday pleaded with the Minister of Labour and Employment Ngige to stop his consultation and contest for the presidency.
The leader of the northern Igbos, Nwogu, stated that the Igbos are in full support of his Presidential ambition and advised him not to relent in the race.
According to him, “We want to produce the President of Nigeria in 2023. We don’t want Vice President. Please Ngige, you have done enough consultations. Don’t consult again. Join the presidential race.
“We know your antecedents from the periods you served as governor of Anambra State and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You have been in the labour room for the past seven years as the Minister of Labour and Employment, attending to all the labour disputes brought to your table. Please, join the presidential race. We will support you. We will follow you to Aso Rock.”