President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a meeting with some outgoing members of his cabinet who are vying for various electoral offices in the 2023 general elections.
Those at the meeting are Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Niger Delta Affairs; Goodwill Akpabio;
Also at the meeting are 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 are also part of the meeting.
Report had it that the President had, at the Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting, ordered all members of his cabinet who are aspiring for various electoral offices to resign on or before Monday.
A circular, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, officially written to 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, had directed them to resign.