By Praise Necherem
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would be returned in the 2019 general elections, saying that he had performed well to merit reelection.
Addressing the newly elected local government officials of the All Progressives Congress Sunday in Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Ngige said Buhari would be returned by Nigerians in 2019 in a landslide victory.
The minister commended the party over the smooth and peaceful local government congresses in the 21 LGAs of the state over the weekend, contrary to negative predictions in certain quarters.
“Contrary to what the “prophets of doom” had expected, the APC in the state had a hitch-free local government congresses,” he said.
While revealing that the All Progressives Congress would contest all elective positions in the general election, he urged party faithful in the state to work hard to ensure the party received not less than 70 per cent of the votes cast in the state in the general election.
Also speaking, the National treasurer of APC, Chief George Moghalu, commended the party for the peaceful conduct of the LGA congresses in the state, expressing optimism that the same good conduct would be witnessed during the state congresses.