I’m Under Pressure To Vie For Senate – Ngige
Chris Ngige.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says he is under pressure to run Senatorial seat in the forthcoming elections.

Ngige, who said this at a press briefing in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday, August 20, maintained that he is under pressure from people of the zone, Anambra State and South-East leader to contest the election.

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The Minister revealed that he is still considering the request and would make his stand known within the next two weeks. Ngige, if he vies, would be squaring up against Chief Victor Umeh of APGA, who currently represents the senatorial district.

His words: “The people who are pressurizing me, I have made it clear, my constituents, people of Anambra State and some prominent people from the South-East, are all in agreement that we need to go and better the milieu of the Ninth Senate.

“Many people feel that the present eight Senate has been engulfed in a battle of supremacy with the executive and they feel that some of us who have tested the executive and legislature before should get back.

“I am considering it, I am consulting and the result of my consultations would be made known in the next fortnight, by then I would have concluded”, he added.