Buhari finally hit by public pressure, asks ministers aspiring for elections to resign
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, called all members of his cabinet vying for elective offices to step down on or before Monday.
Buhari on Wednesday finally bowed to pressure when he called the ministers to resign following persistent calls by eminent lawyers and other Nigerians, who argued that their continued stay in office amounted to a conflict of interest.
The order came at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting which he presided over at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.
It was also gathered that APC aspirants might be asked to produce their letters of resignation and acknowledgement copies during their screening.
There was an indication that several appointees and aides had been rushing to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to submit letters of resignation and collect acknowledgement letters.
According to an APC chieftain, who wished to remain anonymous, “From all indications, the party will ask appointees to come with resignation letters and letters of acknowledgement. All those who refuse to resign will just be setting themselves up for disqualification.
“At this point, it will be safe for anyone who is an appointee to just resign whether you are a minister or not. I am sure the APC will be issuing a statement anytime from now on the matter.”