President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Wednesday, directed all members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, running for elective Offices in the 2023 general elections, to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday, 16th May, 2022, Page 36 learnt.
The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohamed, disclosed this during the Federal Executive Council meeting, today.
He said however, that the directive excludes Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, because he is an elected member of the Federal cabinet.
Lai Mohammed noted that if there are any amendments or additions to the directive, they would be made shortly, adding that, the directive might involve political appointees, if the need arises.
The affected cabinet members are: the Ministers Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami.
Others are: the Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for Governorship position in Cross Rivers State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for a Senatorial seat in Plateau State.
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