Dr Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Productivity, has pulled out from the 2023 presidential race.
Ngige had on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, formally declared his intention to contest the position of President, saying he has a burning desire to see a prosperous, united and equitable Nigeria.
He unveiled his presidential ambition before a mammoth crowd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Alor, Idemili South local government area of Anambra State, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Also, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has withdrawn from the Kebbi State governorship race, multiple sources told SaharaReporters on Friday.
Malami had in April declared interest in the Kebbi State governorship race.
He also distributed over 200 exotic vehicles to party members ahead of the governorship primary in the state.
On Wednesday, he submitted his N50 million nomination form at the International Conference Centre.
Several sources close to the minister said he withdrew from the race over fear that he may not get the ticket.