BREAKING: Resign before May 16, President Buhari directs cabinet members seeking election

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed members of his cabinet seeking elective positions to resign on or before May 16.

This much was disclosed in a terse tweet by a media aide to the President, Mr Tolu Ogunlesi on Wednesday.

“Just in: All members of President Buhari’s cabinet vying for public office will have to resign on or before May 16, 2022,” he tweeted.

Recall that several governors had also directed their appointees to resign if seeking elective offices.

Some cabinet members of President Buhari have declared their interest to run for various elective offices as the 2023 general election approaches.

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN are among cabinet members that have declared interest to run for elective offices.

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