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2023: Tinubu, Peter Obi are my friends – Ngige

MINISTER of Labour, Chris Ngige, says he will make his choice for the presidency at the ballot.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, yesterday, Ngige, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, hesitated to endorse his party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.

He said the former Lagos State governor and the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, are his friend.

“I’m not active in politics for now because I am facing national assignment,” he said when asked his preferred candidate between the APC’s Tinubu and Obi.

“Both of them are my friends. My choice will be in the ballot box. It is a secret ballot. I shouldn’t tell Nigerians what I would do secretly.”

He however noted that Tinubu performed incredibly well in Lagos and laid “a solid foundation” for the state, an often-used campaign argument made by APC supporters.

When pressed on who he feels will win the 2023 elections, Ngige said the big parties have problems.

“We have problems in APC; PDP has their own. Their own is two times our own. Our own is family disagreements.

“If we get our acts together, my party will sweep.”

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