Malami, Akpabio, eight other ministers quit cabinet to pursue political ambition
May 13, 2022
A good ten ministers seeking elective positions in the 2023 elections have tendered their resignations following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this after a valedictory held for the outgoing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House in Abuja.
He said a total of ten ministers are quitting cabinet. Nine were physically present at the valedictory session while the former Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, was absent. Nwajiuba was the first to announce his resignation on Wednesday at the Federal Executive Council meeting.
During the event, President Muhammadu Buhari thanked them for their services to the nation and charged the rest members of cabinet to remain dedicated to their duty.
It was learnt that some of the ministers who had openly voiced their ambition to gun for Presidency have their eyes on the Senate as they have already purchased their forms for the Red Chamber.
Those affected are: Niger Delta Minister Sen Godswill Akapbio, Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal, Abubakar Malami SAN, Minister of State Mines and Steel, Hon Uche Ogah, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of State Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Paullen Tallen, and Minister of State Niger Delta, Tayo Alasoadua.