At the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed ministers wishing to contest for various elective posts to throw in the towel.

The president specifically charged them (ministers) to resign on or before May 16, 2022, through the Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, while addressing State House Correspondents shortly after the meeting.

Cabinet members affected include Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Justice minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

Others include the Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Cross Rivers State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.

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