2023 elections: Emefiele may go as Buhari orders ministers to resign


Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele is now at a critical juncture with the latest presidential order for the 2023 elections.

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered ministers vying for any elective office to resign.

Most of them are seeking the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket at the forthcoming national convention in Abuja.

They must exit their positions on or before Monday, May 16, except Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was elected.

Buhari gave the directive at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, according to Information Minister, Lai Mohammed.

Mohammed was however silent on the fate of aspiring appointees outside the FEC such as Emefiele.

It was gathered that the latest development is expected to affect officials not part of the federal cabinet.

The information will be conveyed to them this week by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

All appointees interested in seats in the Presidency, State Government Houses and the National Assembly will be asked to leave.

“A memo will be prepared and sent out within a short period of time. The position they are seeking doesn’t matter.

“You will be asked to vacate current positions as long as you have obtained forms to contest any elective office”, a source said.

Ministers in contention for APC presidential ticket are Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation), Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technology), Emeka Nwajiuba (Education), Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment), Timipre Sylva (Petroleum Resources).

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami wants to become APC governorship candidate in Kebbi State.

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