Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.
Nigeria information and culture minister Lai Mohamed disclosed this on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting.
He said that the directive excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, because he is an elected member of the cabinet.
Mohammed affirmed that if there are any amendments or additions to this directive they would be made shortly.
He said the directive might involve political appointees if the need arises.
Those affected are Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba who have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Nigeria’s justice minister and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, is also contesting for the governorship election ticket of APC in Kebbi State.
Others are the 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 the senatorial seat in Plateau State.