2023: I’m Not Aware Of Directive To Resign, Says Ngige

Chris Ngige

Presidential hopeful and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, has stated that would not bow to a new directive issued by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress mandating all appointees who aspire to in the May primary elections at all levels to resign at least 30 days before the of the primaries, as he was not of such directive.

Ngige maintained that he had no about the directive, saying it was his constitutional right to run for the country’s highest .

He stated that since the 18 of the High Court in Umuahia struck out section 84(12) of the recently signed Electoral Act 2022, he was under no to resign.

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“I don’t know about that. I’m hearing it for the first from you. But like I always say, I’ll be guided by the and spirit of the Constitution of the Federal of .

“That aspect of the law enacted by the National Assembly, via the Electoral Act, that section 84(12), has been struck down by a court of law and the cases are on appeal. And for now, no matter how bad the judgment is, that’s the maximum jurisprudence. No matter how bad the law is, it is a judgment of court, it should be obeyed, until upturned or stayed.

“But there is no stay, there’s no atonement of that particular pronouncement, and the party is on appeal. So the judgment is still subsisting. That aspect of the law was injurious to some persons and should not have been there.

“I also know that the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Sections 107, 137 and 88, prescribes clauses for people who are going for election and that prescription is , because it’s in the constitution and the constitution is the - of all laws.”

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