Members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, with political ambition have been ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday, May 16, 2022.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting.
Those affected by this directive include: Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Petroleum (State), Timipre Sylva, who have all joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Others also affected by the ‘resign now order’ are: the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who is vying for the Kebbi State governor seat; Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Abia State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for a senatorial seat in Plateau State.
President Buhari had presided over Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.
Alhaji Mohammed stressed that this mandate however excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, because he is an elected member of the cabinet.
He told State House correspondents that any amendment or additions to this directive will be disseminated accordingly, adding that if the need arises, the directive might involve political appointees.