Just In: Resign On or Before Monday, May 16 … President Buhari Tells Ministers With Political Ambitions in 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja on Wednesday, May 11, has ordered all ministers vying for elective offices in 2023 to resign on or before Monday, May 16, 2022.

 

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, confirmed this order to newsmen as announced by the President during the meeting.

 

Ministers affected include: Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu, Chris Ngige, Emeka Nwajiuba, and Timipre Sylva, who have already picked up their Expression of Interest, and Nomination forms for the presidential ticket on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

The only government official under APC who is not affected by the President’s mandate is the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. He is exempted because he is an elected public officer.

 

Minister Lai Mohammed again told correspondents that he did not have the mandate to talk about the fate of other political appointees also vying for elective positions who are not members of President Buhari’s cabinet.

 

It is worth mentioning that widespread condemnation from the generality of Nigerians, greeted the action of some serving ministers, who have defied calls of duty to pursue their political ambition ahead of 2023 elections.

 

Nigerians therefore called for such ministers resignations before they can join the 2023 race. An important course the President has probably considered by calling for such ministers’ resignation.

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