2023 Presidency: No Zoning In APC, Says Ngige

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr.  Chris Ngige, has said there is no zoning arrangement in the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to him, what the party has is rotation arrangement between the North and South.

He said going forward in the country, all political parties should pick their presidential candidates from the South, adding, “And we think the Igbo should be favoured because we have not tested it before, but power is not served ‘a la carte’.”

Speaking on Wednesday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, Ngige urged the Igbo to stretch their hands of fellowship to the other zones 

“You cannot get the 2023 presidency through threats like some of our people are currently doing, but through negotiations with our friends in the West.

“Once again, I am pleading with our people to come into APC for us to have enough number before 2023. We can’t seat at a place and be crying marginalisation. We are part and parcel of Nigeria, no one owns the country; it belongs to all of us,” Ngige said. 

The former governor of Anambra State urged Igbo leaders to meet and discuss over the 2023 presidency. 

He spurned the allegations of marginalisation against the Igbo.

“If I see any sign of marginalisation against Ndigbo from the APC government, I will resign. Some of our people are just making unnecessary noise about marginalisation when there is none,” Ngige said.

He noted that the Enugu Airport was undergoing renovation and will be re-opened before the Christmas.

“The APC government is better for our people because we are benefitting more than before. Any other party is a deceit.

“You can see for yourself massive constructions going on everywhere in the South East, including the second Niger Bridge, which the construction firm has assured to deliver to us before the 2022 agreed date. So, where is the marginalisation of Ndigbo?” Ngige asked rhetorically.

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