By Our Correspondent
Niger Delta Affairs Minister Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned hours after President Muhammadu Buhari told all his appointees seeking elective posts in the 2023 general elections to resign before May 16
Akpabio’s spokesman, Jackson Udom, said the minister will soon submit his nomination form, noting that the rumours that Akpabio has withdrawn from the primary election holding at the end of the month are untrue.
“Senator Akpabio has resigned his appointment as Minister, Niger Delta Affairs Ministry and will soon submit his nomination form at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, in line with his party’s guidelines,” Udom said.
“For those behind these lies and falsehood, we advise that they should learn to live with the reality, that Senator Akpabio is fully in the race, not only for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket but to emerge the next democratically elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
EAGLE EYE NEWS24 also gathered that Sen.Akpabio’s colleague Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of Science and Technology have also resigned.
The duo resigned hours after President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered ministers who want to contest in the forthcoming elections to tender their resignation.
Buhari had announced the resignation of the ministerof Education during Wednesday Federal Executive Council meeting.