Following the order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari, asking those in the Federal Executive Council, FEC, who are running for elective offices in the 2023 elections to resign, one of the Ministers eyeing the office of the President has reportedly resigned.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who made this known during the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, announced that Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, had quit the cabinet to focus on his presidential ambition.
Buhari, in an apparent move to avoid litigations that might joepardize the chances of APC candidates in the forth coming elections, had directed that all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices should submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.
While the FEC meeting lasted, Buhari had singled out Nwajiuba for braving the odds to quit to avoid conflict of interest, and said: “I expect other members of this council seeking to be President to resign with immediate effect”
Other ministers expected to follow suit include: Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya, who have all joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).