2023 Elections; Minister Of Science And Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu Resigns
This follows President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) seeking elective offices to tender letters of resignation by Monday, May 16, 2022.
Minister for Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu resigns.
The order was issued on Wednesday during a Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja.
According to sources within the Secretary to the Government of the Federation’s office and the Ministry of Science and Technology confirmed that Onu had indeed resigned.
A source said, “The minister was at the office of the SGF to drop his resignation. That was expected seeing as the president asked that they all should resign”.
Onu declared for the presidency of the ruling All Progressives Congress on May 6, 2022. President Buhari singled out the minister for mustering the courage to resign.
Nwajiuba had declared his intention to run for President in 2023 and had collected the ruling All Progressives Congress’s N100 million expression of interest and nomination forms (APC).
According to enomaomoruyi, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, also asked all members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective positions in 2023 to resign on Wednesday.
According to Mohammed, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is not included in the President’s order because he is an elected member of the cabinet.