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General News of Wednesday, 27 April 2022


2023: Amaechi, Ngige to resign this week over presidential ambitions

Senator Ngige,  Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Senator Ngige, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

The new APC guidelines for the 2023 general elections will force two serving ministers to resign in the coming days.

Chibuike Amaechi and Chris Ngige must throw in the towel if they are still keen on contesting the 2023 presidency.

Both ministers are interested in replacing their boss and have since commenced consultations concerning their respective ambitions.

A new guideline released by the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) has stipulated that all political appointees who aspire to participate in its primary elections at all levels must resign at least 30 days after the conduct of the primaries.

The new guideline automatically means transportation minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his labour and employment counterpart, Senator Chris Ngige must resign within three days or forget their 2023 presidential ambitions.

The duo who are gunning for the 2023 presidency, are also former governors of Rivers and Anambra states respectively.

In the guidelines released by the ruling party on Tuesday, May 26, the APC primary election for the presidency, according to the ruling party’s timetable has been scheduled to hold between Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, June 1.

By implication, the new guidelines have also put paid to the ambitions of other aspirants for different elective positions who have not resigned from their appointments as of Monday, April 25.

Governorship, Senate, federal, and state assembly primary elections to select APC candidates for the general elections, according to the party’s timetable, will hold between Wednesday, May 18, and Monday, May 23.

This means that appointees for such positions who are yet to resign by yesterday, Tuesday, May 26 would have lost whatever was left of their chances to contest in the primaries.

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