Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labor and Employment has been requested by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to resign from his position if he is unable to endorse Bola Tinubu, the party’ s presidential candidate.
Murtala Ajaka, who serves as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary for the APC, urged Ngige and other political appointees to declare their support for Bola Tinubu.
Ajaka made the call while responding to Ngige’ s comments over whether or not to back Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, or Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Ngige, choosing between Tinubu and Obi as a candidate to support is a difficult decision for him.
Ajaka, on the other hand, criticized the Minister for his comment.
Ajaka said, ” It is expected of a serving minister in an APC government to be a trusted Apostle of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’ s presidency in 2023, who along with other party leaders labored to ensure the enthronement of the same government in 2015 which they are now serving in.
” Chief Ngige and other APC appointees, especially in the federal cabinet should not forget in a hurry that they are holding onto the party’ s mandate, hence the need to protect it with whatever it requires, but if they can no longer protect the interest of the APC in public and that of our presidential candidate (Tinubu), I think the honorable thing to do is to step aside from the government formed by the APC.