Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has reacted to allegations that he has nominated his his cousin as running mate to the Anambra State APC governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba.
Ngige it had been rumoured in the media had his brother nominated as running mate to Uba on his recommendation as an appeasement for his disagreement with Uba on the primary election process that brought him forth.
The minister who reacted to the news through a press release signed by the Publicity Secretary of APC in the state, Mr Okelo Madukife said the news is false.
Madukife in a release made available to THE RAZOR NEWS in Awka said, “We have intercepted from multiple angles in and out of the social media, a disparaging piece of propaganda to the effect that Sen. Chris Ngige, Anambra State APC Leader has nominated a Deputy Governorship candidate for our dynamic chapter for the November 06,2021 governorship elections. Nothing can be farther from the truth.”
The release also stated that even though it is true that Emeka Okafor who is said to be Uba’s nominee as running mate is Ngige’s cousin, the said Okafor is a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and can never be nominated by Ngige.
The rest of the release read:
“Whereas, Sen. Chris Ngige who serves as Minister of Labour & Employment, cannot deny that Emeka Okafor of , Ward 2, Nnobi in Idemili South LG is his cousin,he is in a position to confirm that this cousin of his is not a member of APC,but a registered and card-carrying member of PDP till date,whose name is not in APC register, except as may be forged.
That being the case, Sen. Ngige, true to character, will not go out of his way to nominate a PDP member as Deputy Governorship candidate for APC, simply because he is a cousin and has neither done so, nor been consulted to do so.
Party members and the general public are advised to clean up this piece of poisonous information from their minds, where such pollution exists, as it is intended to water down Sen. Ngige’s known stand on the APC Direct Primaries that would have taken place on June 26,2021.
Once again, it is important that all information being peddled at this time should be cross-checked for veracity.”