EDUCATION minister Emeka Nwajiuba has tendered his resignation from the Federal Executive Council in line with the dictates of President Muhammadu Buhari who asked all his ministers standing for election to stand down.
This week, President Buhari asked all his ministers who were standing for president and other offices to stand down, in line with the dictates of the Nigerian constitution. Mr Nwajiuba is one of the many candidates seeking the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
President Buhari has apparently been very excited, with the development, singling out the minister out for braving the odds to quit. In a bid to avoid litigations that might jeopardise the chances of APC candidates, President Buhari had directed that all ministers running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday May 16.
Other ministers expected to follow suit include Rotimi Amaechi, transport; Godswill Akpabio, Niger Delta; Chris Ngige, labour and employment and Ogbonnaya Onu, science, technology and innovation, who are all running for president. Others are the attorney-general Abubakar Malami, who is running for Kebbi State governor, minister of state for mines and steel Uche Ogar, who is running for Abia State governor and Pauline Tallen, the minister for women’s affairs who is running for senate in Plateau State.