Sequel to rumours that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, would be contesting the 2017 Anambra governorship election, the minister has told his followers to count him out of the race.
Ngige cleared the air on Monday after rumours had it that he would contest governorship election in Anambra State.
He said his work as a minister was challenging, hence, the coming governorship contest was not his concern.
He, however, said his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, would take over the State.
The former governor told newsmen in Awka, “I have a job I’m doing for the Federal Government. I’m in charge of labour and employment, I have too much on my hands to start talking about governorship in Anambra State.
“Right now, I have a powerful ministry that is challenging, my brain is working for now, the governorship does not concern me, but you will see me when APC picks its candidate for the 2017 election.
“There are many aspirants that have declared interest and some of them are people who decamped from APGA. Chike Obidigbo came with his own faction into APC. Tony Nwoye has left PDP with sizeable number. We have George Muoghalu, Chief Nwibe and Obinna Uzor.”