President Muhammadu Buhari has given members of his cabinet, the Federal Executive Council who have ambition to contest the Presidency and other elective offices to resign on or before May 16th, 2023.
Those affected specifically are Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami. They have all joined the Presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Others are the Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for governorship position in Cross Rivers State; the Minister of Women Affairs and Paulline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known to newsmen today, May 11, shortly after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential villa, Abuja. It was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.