29/09/2022

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2023 PRESIDENCY: Rotimi Amaechi resigns as Transport Minister

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Nigeria’s minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has resigned following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on office holders seeking to contest in the 2023 general elections.

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Buhari, earlier on Wednesday ordered that all cabinet members vying for elective offices in the 2023 elections, should resign before May 16.

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The President’s directive was made known on Wednesday, at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.

The resignation of Amaechi was confirmed in a tweet by APC Twitter UK handle.

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It wrote, “Nigeria’s Minister of #Transportation, HM Chibuike R. Amaechi [@ChibuikeAmaechi] has resigned from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to focus on his Presidential Campaign.

“Thank you for your service to Nigeria.”

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