- Senator Chris Ngige has called for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019
- Ngige said the president has done well and deserves to be re-elected into office
The minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would be re-elected in the 2019 presidential election.
Ngige spoke on Sunday, May 13, at Ojoto, Idemili south local government area of Anambra, while addressing newly elected local government officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area.
The minister said Buhari had done so well to merit re-election. "I stand before you today to say Mr President has done so well in all ramifications. He will be returned by Nigerians in 2019 in a landslide victory," he said.
Ngige, who noted that the party would contest all elective positions in the general elections, urged party faithfuls to work hard to ensure that the APC scores not less than 70% of the votes cast in the state.
He commended the party members for ensuring a smooth and peaceful local government congress held in the 21 local government areas of the state on Saturday, May 12.
“Contrary to what the prophets of doom had expected, the APC in the state had a hitch-free local government congress,” he said.
The national treasurer of APC, Chief George Moghalu, also commended the party for the peaceful conduct of the congress in the state. “I am very optimistic the same good conduct will be witnessed during the state congress,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other stakeholders that spoke at the event pledged to work in unity and harmony to ensure victory for the party in the 2019 general elections.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo described the ruling All Progressives Congress as a strong party that is committed to offering hope to the electorate, while also expressing hope that the tension in the party would be resolved soon.
A statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesperson, said Osinbajo stated this while fielding questions from newsmen after the inauguration of President Maada Bio of Sierra Leone on Saturday, May 12.
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