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2023 Election: Buhari’s Minster turns in resignation

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2023 Election: Emeka Nwajiuba resign
Emeka Nwajiuba

2023: A serving Minister under President Buhari’s administration has turned in his resignation letter, ENigeria Newspaper reports.

President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered all serving Ministers wanting to be President to quit with immediate effect during the Federal Executive Council meeting earlier on Wednesday morning.

According to ENigeria Newspaper inside source present during the meeting, a visibly upset President Buhari stated that this was the best way to avoid a conflict of interest.

It is unclear how Buhari’s decision will affect other serving ministers seeking for governorship posts, Senators, and House of Representatives members as of the time of reporting this article.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari singled out Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba during the FEC meeting for defying the odds to resign to prevent a conflict of interest.

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To be clear, Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva; Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio; and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige are among the aspirants who are still in office but vying for President.

You may recall that the topic of whether or not members of the Federal Executive Council with Presidential and other political ambitions in the 2023 elections should resign has been raging for some time, with Nigerians calling the aforesaid serving ministers’ actions as a clear act of impunity.

This was notably evident following the uproar over the enactment of the disputed section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.
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