President Muhammudu Buhari
By Our Reporter
President Muhammadu Buhari is angry at the moment. This is because ministers interested in elective positions are yet to resign. To this end, he has asked Ministers aspiring to be President in 2023 to resign immediately.
He singled out the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba for braving the odds to quit to avoid conflict of interest.
But other Ministers seeking to be Governors, Senators and House of Representatives members were busy trying to seek clarifications if they were affected.
The President told them (ministers and other government functionaries) point blank to resign at the tail end of the Federal Executive Council.
A visibly angry President said he had received the resignation of Nwajiuba seeking to be President.
He said: “I expect other members of this council seeking to be President to resign with immediate effect.”
A source in the cabinet said: “We were not clear if this directive will affect other ministers aspiring to be governors, Senators and House of Representatives members.