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Buhari orders political appointees seeking elective offices to resign

President Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered every member of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, who has a political ambition to contest elective offices in 2023 general elections to resign on or before Monday May 16, 2022. Some of those affected include Ministers of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; 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 announcement while briefing journalists at the end of FEC meeting presided over by President Buhari.

He said he did not have the mandate to talk on the fate of other political appointees who are also vying for elective positions, but are not members of the cabinet

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