The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Muhammadu Buhari to warn his ministers and other public holders, to stop working against the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
This was contained in a statement signed by the deputy National Publicity Secretary, Murtala Ajaka.
APC has warned those elected on their platforms to choose between campaigning for Tinubu’s ticket or resigning their appointments from the party-led administration.
Ajaka was reacting to the public display of apathy to Tinubu’s presidential candidacy by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
The minister, who was a late-night guest on Politics Today, a popular programme on Channels Television, had hesitated when asked if he would prefer endorsing his party’s candidate or his fellow kinsman and successor, Peter Obi of the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 elections.
A clever Ngige dodged the question, saying he was no longer active in politics and would fancy his chances by making the choice at the ballot.
He said, “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 the Labour Party’s Peter 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.”