An official statement from the APC, United Kingdom verified Twitter account claims the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has tendered his resignation. The minister is yet to issue an official statement.
— APC United Kingdom (@APCUKingdom) May 11, 2022
With this, Amaechi tendered his resignation hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his cabinet members seeking elective offices in 2023 to step down.
There are nine ministers who have indicated an interest in the 2023 election, while two are eyeing the governorship of their states, another is set for the 2023 senatorial contest, and six others are gunning to succeed Buhari.
The cabinet members who are seeking elective offices are Ministers of
- Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
- Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige
- Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu
- Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.
The minister of state, Mines and Steel Development, Uche Ogar, has obtained governorship nomination forms to get the APC ticket in Abia State, while the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau.
In a related development, Emeka Nwajuiba, the minister of state for education, has also resigned from President Buhari’s cabinet. His resignation came a few hours after the president directed members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) who are vying for elective positions in the coming 2023 general election to resign on or before 16th May 2022.
Nwajuiba’s resignation was announced during the FEC meeting on Wednesday, May 11, and was also confirmed by the senior special assistant to the president, Garba Shehu. According to the minister, he quit the cabinet in order to focus on his presidential ambition and the forthcoming APC presidential primary election. Presidency 2023: What I w