Nigeria’s President Buhari tells cupboard ministers with plans to run for election to resign

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that any cupboard minister looking for to run for 2023 elections ought to resign earlier than Might 16, the minister of knowledge mentioned on Wednesday.

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Nigerians will vote early subsequent 12 months for a brand new president, state governors, senators and members of the Home of Representatives.

“Mr. President has directed all members of the federal executive council who’re contesting elective places of work should resign on or earlier than Might 16. Subsequently, it could have an effect on different authorities appointees sooner or later,” Lai Muhammad informed reporters after a weekly cupboard assembly.

Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress social gathering will maintain major elections to pick candidates, together with that for president, later this month.

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Below the electoral law that was amended in February, no political appointees are allowed to contest social gathering primaries or vote throughout such primaries.

Supply: Reuters

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