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Nigeria: Ngige Denies Interest In Anambra Guber Race

ngige-pix 200 160DESPITE pressures from some well-meaning citizens of Anambra State and members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on Senator Chris Ngige to vie for the 2014 governorship election in the state, the senator has said he might not run.

The former governor of Anambra State, however, said he was still consulting widely on the issue.

“ I am not the only politician in the state. I have not actually told anyone that I am interested in running for the office,” Ngige said.

Ngige, who spoke on wide range of issues at a press conference in Awka yesterday, dismissed views of those insisting on making the choice of next governor of the state a preserve of Anambra North Senatorial zone.

He said as a stakeholder in the state, he would not shut his mouth while Governor Peter Obi tries to foist a non-existent and unacceptable political pattern on the state by shouting at the rooftop that it is the turn of the Anambra North zone to produce the next governor.

He added that from the beginning, Anambra North had always participated actively in the power equations in the state.

Ngige said the likes of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and former sole administrator of the old Eastern Region, late Ajie Ukpabi Asika, both Onitsha sons who had ruled the state in 1952 and 1967 till 1975 respectively, have taken the turn of the zone.

“We had never allowed this dichotomy being fostered on us by Obi. It is a poisoned chalice and we will not taste it. The idea is very bad and unacceptable,” Ngige said.

On the Federal Government’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Ngige said it would be fine-tuned by the National Assembly to give it  required verve.

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