Resignation Order: More Ministers To Resign As APC Extends Submission Of Forms

Following the directive from President Muhammadu Buhari ordering ministers with presidential ambition and others contesting for other elective positions to resign immediately, more ministers are expected to resign between now and May 16, REMALOADED STUDIOZ can report.

Already, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, one of the presidential hopefuls contesting for the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has tendered his resignation.

It was gathered that Buhari had at the Federal Executive Council meeting Wednesday announced the resignation of Nwajiuba, adding that he expected other Ministers to resign their positions.

“I expect other members of this council seeking to be President to resign with immediate effect,” Buhari was quoted to have said.

The sudden and unexpected matching order given to the Ministers by Buhari may not be unconnected with the Appeal Court Judgement on Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act which mandates political appointees to resign before the election.

The provision however did not specify whether the political appointees should resign before the primary election or before the general election.

Analysts believe it was this loophole that the Ministers leveraged to sit tight in the office.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, citing the ‘lack of locus’, voided the judgment of the Federal High Court in Umuahia which struck down Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.

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