Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that he will resign his position on Monday May 16, 2022.
The Minister gave the hint in Kaduna on Sunday May 15, 2022 when he visited the state to canvass the support of All Progressives Congress(APC) delegates for the presidential primary.This is in line with the directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari that all members of his cabinet seeking any elective positions in the 2023 general elections should resign.
Amaechi while speaking in Kaduna said he appreciated the president for giving him the opportunity to serve as Minister.
The former governor of River state is one of the numerous individuals that have purchased the N100,000,000 APC presidential forms to succeed Buhari in the general coming elections.He is the second of Buhari’s cabinet that has publicly resigned their positions after the directive of the president. The first was Minister of State Education, Emeka Nnwajuba, who is also a presidential aspirant under the APC.
Meanwhile, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has dubunked the news that he has resigned his post while announcing his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections.
The minister statement reads partly: “Having also consulted widely with my family, constituents, supporters and well-wishers, it is my pleasure to announce the withdrawal of my interest and earlier decision to contest the office of the president in the 2023 general election.
As a result of this, I will NOT be participating in any of the internal party processes of the said election, starting with the primary,” he said.
Other ministers nursing 2023 ambitions into various political post expected to resign their duties include; Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta Affairs), Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technological Innovation)Others include: Timipre Sylva State for Petroleum Resources).
Others include: Tayo Alasoadura (State for Niger Delta Affairs), Dame Tallen Paulen (Women Affairs), Uche Ogar (State for Mines and Steel Development), Abubakar Malami (Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice).