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2023: What Igbo Must Do To Produce Buhari’s Successor – Ngige Reveals

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2023: What Igbo Must Do To Produce Buhari's Successor - Ngige Reveals

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has revealed steps Igbo must take to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2023 presidential election.

In an interview with The Sun, the former Anambra State governor called on south-east leaders to strengthen political alliances across Nigeria.

He also urged leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to collapse their party into the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Dr Chris Ngige stated that APGA must come into mainstream Nigeria politics if they really want to help Ndigbo as they claim.

He said: “There is still time for the Igbo to re-strategise, and we have to start now. That is what I am saying.

“Ndigbo will need to go and resuscitate their firepower; shop for a credible candidate, prepare him the way Zik (Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe) was prepared and blessed when he came back from abroad.

“Baptise the candidate very well, and then present him before other Nigerians. It’s a game of numbers.

“We have to court other Nigerians to give us support. You must court them. That is the game.

“You must lobby. You must do some political reengineering. For today, we are not getting it right as Ndigbo.

“If we start today to get it right, it is still on time. Igbo have to identify with the two main political parties.

“They must identify with both. But for now, the party with firepower to win presidency at any given time because of its areas of support in Nigeria federation is the APC.

“So, Ndigbo should join the APC. Some of us are there. We are not stupid to be there. We know what we are doing.”



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