The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) nursing political aspirations for 2023 general elections to resign on or before Monday 16th May 2022.

Driving the news 
Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed announced the directive by the President at the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. 

  • FEC members with presidential ambitions are Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba.
  • FEC members with gubernatorial ambitions are Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami and Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar.
  • Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, is also contesting for the senatorial seat of Plateau State.
  • Professor Yemi Osinbajo is excluded from the list because he was elected into the council. 

In case you missed it 

  • Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, in a recent guideline, directed all political appointees by the Buhari led administration with political aspirations to resign their current position before the party’s primaries.
  • APC scheduled its presidential primary elections to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2022 while gubernatorial primaries will be held on the 23rd of May 2022.
  • PDP scheduled its presidential primaries for 28th and 29th 2022 while gubernatorial primaries will be held on the 21st of May 2022. 
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