Akpabio has resigned as Niger Delta Affairs Minister.
Newsonline had reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, issued a directive for all political appointees under his administration to resign from office.
This online news platform understands that several Buhari ministers and aides to the president, including Attorney-General Abubakar Malami and Rotimi Amaechi, are currently seeking political offices in the upcoming general elections.
Newsonline Nigeria reports that President Buhari issued the Presidential order despite a Court of Appeal ruling that allowed appointees to remain in office until 30 days before the general elections, which are scheduled to be held in February 2023.
A few hours after the FEC meeting, Niger Delta Affairs Minister Senator Godswill Akpabio resigned in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.
In a chat with The Nation, Personal Assistant to the Minister on Media, Jackson Udom, confirmed his resignation.
He said: “the Minister has resigned. He has submitted his resignation letter to the SGF. We are waiting for him at the ICC, where he is coming to submit his nomination form”.