President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has asked that all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) vying for elective office submit their resignation letters by Monday, May 16th, 2022.
Lai Mohamed, Nigeria’s minister of communications and culture, announced this at a Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
He said that the directive does not apply to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is an elected member of the cabinet.
Mohammed stated that any changes or additions to this directive would be made as soon as possible. If necessary, he warned, the command might include political appointees.
Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; and Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba are among those who have entered the presidential race on the APC platform (APC).
Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Justice Minister and Attorney General, is also running for governor of Kebbi State on the APC’s governorship ticket.
Others include Uche Ogar, the Minister of State for Mines and Steel, who is running for governor of Abia State, and Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, who has expressed her intention to run for a senatorial seat in Plateau State.
Recall that, A former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged Nigerians to leave the 2023 presidency for the South East geo-political region, noting that for fairness and justice, the South-East should produce the president in 2023.
Obasanjo, made the plea when the Political Action Committee, PAC, of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural group, led by its President-General, George Obiozor, visited him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, remarked that it was inconceivable to have peace and progress in a country that is rooted in injustice.