Nigeria’s minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige has withdrawn his presidential bid.
He announced his withdrawal from the contest to secure the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Ngige’s announcement followed a valedictory session held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital, in honour of ministers seeking elective offices in the 2023 general elections.
His withdrawal comes less than two days after the president directed all members of his cabinet seeking elective office in the 2023 elections to resign on or before May 16.
Odunews.com earlier reported that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has also withdrawn from the presidential race.
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