Just In:Resign if you’ve picked nomination forms, Buhari tells ministers, others
The President,Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has ordered all members of his cabinet and appointees vying for electoral offices to resign.
The order came at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting which he presided over at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House Correspondents shortly after the meeting.
Those affected are Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, who have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Others are the Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for governorship position in Abia State, the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure while briefing journalists at the end of FEC meeting presided over by President Buhari.