Buhari, Badaru orders political appointees seeking political office to resign

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Ministers aspiring to be President in 2023 to resign immediately.

The President gave the quit notice at the tail end of the Federal Executive Council, while announcing the receipt of the resignation of State Minister of Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, who is seeking to be President.

Those affected by the president’s order include Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio.

Others are Ministers of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu and Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba.

Also included are the Ministers of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar as well as Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, said to be running for governorship seats of of Abia and Kebbi respectively.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for a senatorial seat in Plateau state, is also expected to resign her appointment.

Meanwhile, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has directed all political appointee and civil servants who are interested in contesting elective position should resign their appointment from today Wednesday 11th May until Monday 16th May 2022.

According to a statement by special adviser to the governor on media and public relations, Habibu Nuhu Kila, the governor’s directive was disclosed today by the State Commissioner of Information Youths, Sports and Culture, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim Mamsa after the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar at the Council Chamber of Government House in Dutse.

According to the statement, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar wishes all those aspiring elective positions best of luck in their respective political ambitions.