The understanding that the legislative arm of government is solidly behind each and every step he may want to take is a cause to observe the situation keenly. With the roles played by the legislature in protecting the constitution as it affects the everyday life of Nigerians it is very sensitive to note that there will be little checks and balances on any agenda thrown at it from the executive.
It has been reported that the labour minister Chris Ngige is set to declare his presidential aspiration after he has been quoted to have that “ he had consulted with both “mortal and immortal people” and would disclose his position on the presidency after Easter Monday” This information was released at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, in response to the request of members of a pressure group, the South-East Progressive Forum, who met him at the airport and insisted that he joined the race.
Further buttressing his thoughts on the APC zoning the presidential ticket to the South, He said, “Make no mistake about it. It is us in the southern part of Nigeria that the presidency is due for. It’s also true that of all the zones in the southern part of Nigeria, only the South-East zone has yet to produce the President.
“So, that gives much weight for the demand we are making now. Yes, in the PDP, they are dithering whether it will be the North or the South. In our own party as gentlemen, we have already agreed on the South.”