By Olusegun Hakeem Adebumiti, Akure.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered members of the Federal Executive Council wanting to contest elective offices to resign on or before Monday, the 16th of May, 2022.
Buhari’s order comes on the heels of the resignation of the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba.
At the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, it was gathered that Mr Buhari specifically mentioned the Junior Minister’s name after tendering his resignation letter, urging others to emulate him.
Ministers who are likely to resign in the coming days due to political ambition are that of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
Others are Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Malami is seeking to contest the Governorship position in Kebbi State, while Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, is running for Governorship position in Abia State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who has 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 State House Correspondents at the end of Federal Executive Council, presided over by President Buhari.