2023 elections: Resign, Buhari orders ministers with political ambition

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at FEC. (File photo)

By Olugbenga Adeolu

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the resignation of all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices.

He said they must submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday the 16th of May, 2022.

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The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Wednesday during the Federal Executive Council meeting.

Mohammed said the directive might involve political appointees if the need arises

He said that the directive excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo because he is an elected member of the cabinet.

The Information Minister affirmed that if there are any amendments or additions to this directive they would be made shortly.