2023 Elections: Nine Ministers affected by Buhari’s resignation order

NEWS DIGEST – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation.

This, the president did, in trying to ensure that members of his cabinet abide by the tenets of the constitution.

According to Section 84(12) of Nigeria’s Electoral Act 2022, no political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the Convention or Congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.

Bearing this in mind, President Buhari directed that FEC members with political ambitions must submit their resignation letters on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.

Based on their political declarations, here are those who are directly affected by the president’s latest directive:

1. Abubakar Malami (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation)

2. Rotimi Amaechi (Minister of Transportation)

3. Godswill Akpabio (Minister of Niger Delta Affairs)

4. Chris Ngige (Minister of Labour and Employment)

5. Ogbonnaya Onu (Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation)

6. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba (Minister of State for Education)

7. Uche Ogar (Minister of State Mines and Steel)

8. Pauline Tallen (Minister of Women Affairs)

9. Timipre Sylva Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba (Minister of State for Education)


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