- Says he is too old to vie for such an office
- Becomes Leader of Anambra APC
Haruna Tukur, FCT- As the dateline for the Anambra 2021 Guber polls draws nigh, Senator Chris Ngige has announced that he does not intend to participate in the forthcoming guber elections.
Ngige made this known at a caucus meeting convened by a sitting Governor and a former Senate President.
The meeting which was called to ensure that the Anambra All Progressives Congress presented a unified house before the eventual primaries and elections saw top stakeholders of the party from the state bare their minds on the travails of the party within the state.
It was in the course of the meeting that the former governor, senator and two time Minister announced his decision not to partake nor accept the nomination of the party for the Anambra 2021 Guber elections, saying that he would be to old for the position.
In line with his decision not to contest the guber elections, Ngige was unanimously endorsed as the leader of the party in the state.
Ngige had initially told a select number of news outlets that he was under pressure to seek the guber seat come 2021. This had generated a plethora of mixed reactions by party faithful who felt that the Alor born politician should allow other party faithful to fly the party’s flag at the upcoming election.
With this announcement, the race to succeed Willie Obiano will be left to the state’s party members to decide who will fly the party’s flag.
Also, the caucus members were admonished to unite in order to win the guber seat come 2021. It was also agreed that the caucus would be expanded to accommodate other interests and meetings would be held in Owerri and Abakiliki.
Other members who attended the meeting at the Abuja lodge of the hosting governor did include, Senator Andy Uba, George Moghalu, Chido Nwankwo, Engr Johnbosco Onunkwo, Engr Nelson Onubogu, Sen. Margery Okadigbo, Hon Chudi Duru, Sharon Ikeazor, Hon. Okonkwo Okom, Fort Dike, Basil Ejidike and Chuma Agufugo.