The Minister of Employment and Labour, Chris Ngige has been told to either campaign publicly for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu or resign his position.
This was suggested by the National Deputy Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka.
Ajaka particularly asked all appointees of the party to campaign openly for Tinubu or resign their appointments.
The APC chieftain made the call while reacting to Ngige’s comments during an interview on Channels Television, were he failed to publicly affirm his choice of presidential candidate between Tinubu and Peter Obi of Labour party (LP).
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Reacting, Ajaka in a statement on Saturday, labeled the minister’s comments as “anti-party.”
“It is expected of a serving Minister in an APC government to be a trusted apostle of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidency in 2023, who along other party leaders laboured to ensure the enthronement of the same government in 2015 which they are now serving in.
“Chief Ngige and other APC appointees, especially in the federal cabinet should not forget in a hurry that they are holding onto party’s mandate, hence the need to protect it with whatever it requires, but if they can no longer protect the interest of the APC in public and that of our presidential candidate (Tinubu), I think the honourable thing to do is to step aside from the government formed by the APC.”
Daily Report recalls that the Rivers State governor, Nysome Wike, had sometime alleged that some appointees of the APC-led government were working for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.