President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered all members of his cabinet and appointees vying for electoral offices to resign on or before May 16, 2022.
The order came at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly after the meeting.
Cabinet members affected include 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; Justice minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Others include Minister of State, Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Abia State; and Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest the senatorial seat in Plateau State.