I’ll turn things around in two years if elected President, says Ngige


.Dr. Chris Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, and one of the presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Chris Ngige says if he is elected Nigerian President he will turn things around within the first two years in office.

“If I am elected as the President, I will turn things around within the first two years in office,” he said.

He disclosed this in an interview while featuring in a political programme, ‘Politics Today’ on Channels TV, on Thursday evening monitored by our correspondent.

Dr. Ngige while responding to a question of whether he is the best candidate for the presidency in 2023 in the APC, replied that he had been tested and he had delivered at every level he had functioned both at the Executive and Legislative arms, but he agreed that “the battle will be tough.”

“If am elected as the President, I know what to do. Go and check my records, I had performed as the governor of Anambra State, also when I was in the Senate.

“I have been in the public service for 40 years, I rose to become a deputy director.

Dr. Ngige said he would operate by bringing policing to every hamlets to ensure “there is adequate security across the country.”

He, however did not condemn the N100m fee to purchase Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms which was announced by the National Executive Committee of the APC at the meeting held in Abuja early this week.

He only stated that he had earlier earmarked N50m for the two forms, and he explained that he would have to reach out to his friends and supporters to raise the additional sum.

He jokingly told the interviewer, Mr. Seun Okinbaloye, that he would also contribute to  make up the sum, as his friend.

He also said he would be accountable and transparent in governance, as he gave the example of when he was the President of his Alor Community, and he released annual records/accounts of how he ran the association to his people.

Dr.Ngige discountenanced the notion that the insecurity has worsened, rather he argued that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has been able to reclaim some territories earlier occupied by insurgents.









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