Buhari orders Ministers interested in running for elections to resign

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President Muhammadu Buhari has given Ministers aspiring to be President or running for other elective positions up till Monday the 16th of May, 2022 to resign.

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Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

Those affected are Ministers of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, 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, who have all joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Others are the Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Abia State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.

The Minister stressed that the directive excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo because he is an elected member of the cabinet.

He affirmed that any amendment or additions to this directive will be disseminated accordingly and added that if the need arises, the directive might involve political appointees.

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