The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has resigned from the Federal Executive Council, FEC, to focus fully on his 2023 Presidential ambition under the All Progressives Congress, APC,
This was disclosed in a statement released by his Aide, Jackson Udom, late on Wednesday.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to mischievously written news stories making the rounds by paid Agents of some Politicians, that the leading Presidential Aspirant, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has purportedly withdrawn from the Presidential race. This is a joke carried too far.
“This is certainly the handiwork of those who are scared of contesting against Senator Godswill Akpabio.
“Senator Akpabio has resigned his appointment as Minister, Niger Delta Affairs Ministry, and will soon submit his nomination form at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, in line with his party’s guidelines.”
Other Ministers who have resigned following President Muhammadu Buhari’s order on Wednesday, include: the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, as well as the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
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