Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has said he is considering contesting for the Anambra Central Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections.
Ngige disclosed his ambition on Monday at a briefing at Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Ngige, who represented the Anambra Central District in the Senate between 2011 and 2015, claimed he was under pressure from both Anambra and South-East leaders to contest the poll.
He however said he would declare his official position in two weeks.
“The people who are pressurising me are my constituents; the people of Anambra State and some prominent people from the South-East.
“We are all in agreement that we need to go and better the milieu of the ninth Senate. Many people feel that the present eighth Senate has been engulfed in a battle of supremacy with the executive and they feel that some of us who have tested the executive and legislature should go back. The Senate is not for kindergartens.
“I am considering it, I am consulting and the result of my consultations will be made known in a fortnight,” he said.
Ngige dispelled the notion that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari had ignored the state and the whole of South East. He pointed out that the government had helped in the development of infrastructure for the region. He also revealed that the construction of the second Niger Bridge had reached 48 per cent.