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2023 Elections: See List Of Buhari’s Ministers Directed To Resign

All members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government who are standing for elective office must quit by Monday, April 16.

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, stated this to State House media at the conclusion of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

President Buhari delivered the command, according to Mohammed, during his presentation to ministers and other cabinet members at the FEC meeting on Wednesday.

The only person who is not affected by the instruction, according to him, is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is an elected member of the cabinet.

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According to Anaedoonline.ng, Buhari’s direction came only hours after the Court of Appeal overturned the Federal High Court in Umuahia’s decision to strike down the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022..

Following the President’s directive, below is the list of ministers affected.

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Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), has entered the campaign for the governorship of Kebbi State in 2023.

On April 28, Malami announced his ambition to succeed Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi in the presidential hall in Birnin-Kebbi.

Malami claims he entered the contest in response to appeals from his constituents to serve as the state’s next governor.

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Rotimi Amaechi

On May 5, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, got the N100 million All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential expression of interest and nomination forms.

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Amaechi, a former Governor of Rivers State, claimed his friends and allies bought the presidential papers for him in a post on Twitter.

Godswill Akpabio

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NDDC Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio

Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, announced his ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari at the conclusion of his term.

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On May 5, the two-time former governor of Akwa Ibom made the announcement in the town of Ikot Ekpene in the South-South state.

According to Anaedoonline.ng, Akpabio has also gotten the APC’s presidential expression of interest and nomination paperwork.

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Chris Ngige

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Dr Chris Ngige, Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, has publicly declared his desire to run for President in the 2023 general election.

On April 19, Ngige announced his presidential ambitions in front of a large crowd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alor, Anambra State’s Idemili South local government area.

According to Anaedoonline.ng, the minister also got the APC’s presidential expression of interest and nomination papers.

Ogbonnaya Onu

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Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovations, has announced his ambition to run for president in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Onu, who announced his desire at a ceremony in Abuja on May 6, characterized himself as a “guy of immense compassion,” noting that as Governor of Abia State, he gave free care at public hospitals.

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According to reports, the minister has yet to receive the APC’s presidential statement of interest and nomination papers.

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Emeka Nwajiuba

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Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, has announced his ambition to run for president in 2023.

On April 27, Nwajiuba acquired the N100 million APC Nomination and Expression of Interest forms from the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja.

The minister said that he purchased the forms with the help of a support organisation called Project Nigeria.

Uche Ogah

Uche Sampson Ogah, the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, has announced his ambition to run for governor in 2023.

On April 13, Ogah announced his desire to run for governor of Abia in 2023 at his country house in Onuaku Uturu, Isiukwato Local Government Area of the state.

According to Anaedoonline.ng, the minister also got the APC’s presidential expression of interest and nomination papers.

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Pauline Tallen

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Women Affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen

Dame Pauline Tallen, the Minister for Women’s Affairs and Social Development, has launched her Senate candidacy for 2023.

On May 8, Tallen launched his candidacy for the Plateau South Senatorial seat in the 2023 general elections.

According to reports, the minister has yet to receive the APC’s presidential statement of interest and nomination papers.

The Minister of President Buhari has recovered from COVID-19.

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