Nigeria’s President Buhari tells cupboard ministers with plans to run for election to resign


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that any cupboard minister in search of to run for 2023 elections ought to resign earlier than Might 16, the minister of knowledge stated on Wednesday.

Nigerians will vote early subsequent yr for a brand new president, state governors, senators and members of the Home of Representatives.

“Mr. President has directed all members of the federal govt council who’re contesting elective places of work should resign on or earlier than Might 16. Subsequently, it might have an effect on different authorities appointees sooner or later,” Lai Muhammad advised reporters after a weekly cupboard assembly.

Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress occasion will maintain main elections to pick out candidates, together with that for president, later this month.

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Below the electoral regulation that was amended in February, no political appointees are allowed to contest occasion primaries or vote throughout such primaries.

Supply: Reuters

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