Rotimi Amaechi Resigns As Transportation Minister Over Presidential Ambition
Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation has tendered his resignation. This is to allow him to contest the 2023 presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari earlier on Wednesday directed all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices to submit their letters of resignation on or before Monday, May 16, 2022. Amaechi’s resignation comes after those of the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, who all aiming for the presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC United Kingdom on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday announced the resignation of Amaechi, saying, “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.”