Electoral act: Bauchi Gov’t direct appointees vying for office to resign

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Bauchi state governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad has directed all political appointees in the state to resigned their positions for those considering to contest 2023 election.

This according to Mukhtar M. Gidado, Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor in a statement he signed.

“His Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, CON, (Kauran Bauchi) the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has directed that all political appointees and public servants in the Bauchi State Government who are vying for political offices in the forth-coming General elections should tender their letters of resignation to the Secretary to the State Government on or before Friday, 8th April, 2022.

“This directive is in compliance with the electoral Act 2022 which provides that political appointees and other public servants aspiring for political offices in the 2023 General Elections are to resign their appointments 30 days before the conduct of Primary elections in respect of the specific posts they are aspiring for.

“The directive is contained in a circular issued by the office of the Secretary to the Bauchi State Government. It also directed Honourable Commissioners wishing to contest to hand over their offices to the Permanent Secretaries of their respective ministries, while other political office holders should accordingly hand-over Government property in their possessions to the Permanent Secretary, General Services, Office of the Head of Civil Service, Bauchi.”