The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said he is qualified like every other Nigerian to contest for Senate or presidency in 2023.
Ngige said this while dismissing reports that he was interested in contesting for the Anambra governorship election billed for next year.
He spoke in his hometown of Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Sunday.
Ngige, who was a former one-term governor of the state, however, declared that he has no interest in becoming governor because he’s on a national assignment as Minister.
Ngige said: “Yes, there have been speculations that I am eyeing the governorship of Anambra State. They have written about it in a lot of media. I am a politician. They have the right to speculate on my next move. My next move is very vast.
“Elections will come in 2023, I have a right to vie for any position. I can vie for Senate.
“I can vie for president if I so wish. The election will be coming in Anambra State, latest November 2021 to elect a successor to Obiano. I am not disqualified. I have a right to say I can run.
“I don’t have interest for now in Anambra governorship because I am on a national assignment.”