Some ministers with political ambition in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari have turned in their resignation letters.
This is coming after President Buhari on Wednesday directed his ministers with political ambition to resign from their position.
President Buhari gave this directive during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The President directed them to submit their resignation letters on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.
The directive has seen some of the Ministers turn in their resignation letters to focus on their political ambition.
Names of Ministers who have resigned from their position.
1. Emeka Nwajuiba
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba was the first minister to resign on Wednesday.
Nwajuiba’s resignation letter was read by President Buhari during the FEC meeting on Wednesday.
The minister turned in his resignation letter to pursue his 2023 presidential bid.
2. Godswill Akpabio
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday night resigned from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the minister, Jackson Udom.
Akpabio hopes to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari when his tenure ends in May 2023.
3. Ogbonnaya Onu
The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu has resigned from the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sources disclosed that the minister turned in his resignation letter on Wednesday evening, to pursue his presidential ambition.
4. Rotimi Amaechi
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has resigned from his position to pursue his presidential ambition.
The resignation of the former Governor of Rivers State was confirmed in a tweet by APC Twitter UK handle.
Nigerians would be hoping that the likes of Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Attorney-General of Federation, Abubakar Malami and others would resign from their position.
5. Abubakar Malami
Abubakar Malami has resigned as the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.
This is coming after Malami submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms for the Kebbi State governorship race where he is hoping to emerge as the governorship candidate of the APC.
6. Timipre Sylva
The former minister of State for Petroleum who picked his APC’s nomination and expression of interest forms in Abuja on the 9th of May joined the list of ministers who have turned in their resignation letters.
7. Paulen Tallen
The former Minister of State for Science and Technology on Friday joined the list of ministers who resign from President Buhari’s cabinet.
This is coming after a coalition of women and youth groups from Southern Jos, Plateau State purchased the APC senatorial nomination form for her, ahead of the 2023 general election.
8. Tayo Alasoadura
Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs, Tayo Alasoadura is contesting for a seat in the Senate ahead of the 2023 general election.
9. Uche Ogar
The Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, is seeking an Abia State governorship ticket.