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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has described the age and health of President Muhammadu Buhari as superb for governance.

He said the two indices and experience of the President could not be found on those who were eyeing the presidential seat in the 2019 general elections.

Ngige who spoke with journalists in Awka, Anambra State, said when Malaysia was in trouble politically and economically, it had to beckon on a 93-year-old, Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, to lead it as a prime minister.

Reminded that Buhari seemed to be fatigued by age and ailments, Ngige said, “That man (Buhari) you see there is healthier than 80 per cent of Nigerians.

“I’m a medical doctor; I can tell you authoritatively that he is healthier than most people who see his health as an issue.

“He sits for over eight hours during our executive meetings. While some of us would be going for tea break to stretch our legs, Mr President would sit on his seat continuously, drinking only water.

“I can tell you authoritatively as a medical doctor of over three decades standing that Mr President is physically and mentally healthy. He is healthier than 80 per cent of Nigerians.

Speaking on the allegations of marginalisation of the Igbo by the APC government, he said Ndigbo were the architect of their doom.

He asked the Igbo to shun primordial sentiments and expand their political horizons by thinking positively and reaching out.

He said the trouble with the Igbo was that they were always self-effacing.

He said, “There’s nothing that is being shared by the Buhari government that is not equitably done. Buhari has five flagship projects; Lagos-Ibadan to Ilorin Mambila Power Plants; Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway; Second Niger Bridge and East West roads.

“You can see how it was shared. So, how are you(Igbo) left out, why are you crying marginalisation, why are you crying wolf when there is none and it is this mentality that I’m telling you people that you have to come out from.

“So, all I’m saying in effect is that you (Igbo) must do political engineering; that’s the Igbo of the South-East and the step to take forward is to support a Buhari presidency for 2019/2023 and vote for it with all their strengths. By so doing, they will not be left out in the power-sharing that will come thereafter like was done at this period.”

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  1. Hello Dr Ngige. If you were so recognized as an expert and experienced medical doctor, why would Buhari leave you here to go seek medical treatment abroad at every turn? You lack the ability to do good reasoning. Did you see that clearly? Stop deceiving the good people of Igbo and other Nigerians. Bye.

  2. These people keep insulting Nigerians on a daily basis.

  3. You are medical doctor for over three decades and your president did not believe in you for even medical check ups. where did you practice?

  4. The 80% of Nigerians - if at all it is true - that Ngige is claiming Buhari is healthier than are the people APC government impoverished. Ngige, you need to know this for a fact.

  5. Savage reply from @Anonymous 7:40am and @Unknown 9:21am. Anyway, its a disgrace that a medical doctor like Chief Ngige does not know that sitting for too long without stretching is not good for health. All these sycophants in APC. Mtchewww

  6. Ngige has Been bought to say all He said.... Ngige Ngige Ngige,how many times did i call you? You are a disgrace to the People of igbo Land... Mtcheeeew

  7. Ministerial appointment is all you can get ngige...we in anambra central have rejected you, and will keep rejecting you, if you doubt,resign and come contest for the senatorial seat, rubbish man..

  8. Ur licence as a medical doctor should be withdrawn because if u say Buhari is healthier than 80% of Nigerian then it means u need check up yourself. U people come out and tell us lies as if we are babies,don't worry soon God will bring in some that will put a stop to all this nonsense


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