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President Muhammadu Buhari Orders Ministers to Quit Over Political Ambitions

President Muhammadu Buhari Orders Ministers to Quit Over Political Ambitions

  • Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered all present ministers with political ambitions to resign.
  • About 8 ministers will be affected by the President’s order.
  • The order was announced by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered all members of his cabinet who are planning to contest for any electoral offices to resign on or before May 16, 2022.

Muhammadu Buhari

This President’s order came during the Federal Executive Council meeting which he presided over, at the Council Chambers of the Statehouse in Abuja this Wednesday.

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, passed thisn news to the State House correspondent shortly after they were done with the meeting.

Some of the cabinet members that were affected by the President’s order are Minister of State for Education: Emeka Nwajiuba, Niger Delta: Godswill Akpabio, Ministers of Transportation: Rotimi Amaechi, Justice minister and Attorney General of the Federation: Abubakar Malami, Labour and Employment: Chris Ngige, Science, Technology and Innovation: Ogbonnaya Onu.

Other Ministers who will be force to resign are the Minister of State, Mines, and Steel: Uche Ogar, who is currently running for the governorship seat in Abia State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who has publicly announced her ambition to contest for Plateau state senatorial seat.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, however, said that he does not have the mandate to speak about the fate of other political appointees that are not members of his cabinet. 

The only political aspirant that will not be affected is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is an elected official. He affirmed that any amendment to this order will be disseminated in due time.

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