Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba has resigned to pursue his 2023 presidential bid.
Naija News understands that the minister respected President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on Wednesday which says every minister seeking a presidential bid should declare their offices vacant.
In this regard, Nwajuiba on Wednesday resigned from office.
President Buhari confirmed this during the Federal Executive Council meeting today, noting that the Minister had tendered his resignation to avoid a conflict of interest.
Naija News understands that Nwajuiba is among the six ministers who have shown interest and purchased the 2023 presidential forms of N100 million on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Others are Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, and Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.
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