The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) is currently meeting with some outgoing members of his cabinet who are vying for various electoral offices in next year’s general elections.
As of this report, those present at the meeting include Ministers of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi; Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Niger Delta Affairs; Goodwill Akpabio;
Others include Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; and Women Affairs, Paulen Tallen; Ministers of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar; Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; and Niger Delta Affairs, Tayo Alasoadura.
The President had at the tail end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting, ordered all members of his cabinet who are aspiring to various electoral offices to resign on or before Monday.
Also in a circular, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, officially written Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Godwin Emefiele, and heads of agencies such as the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission, among others seeking to contest the 2023 general elections to resign.