Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has resigned, odunews.com reports.
Amaechi’s resignation is in line with the directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari to members of his cabinet running for an elective post.
“Amaechi has finally resigned from office,” a source told odunes.com
Recall that the president on Wednesday directed members of his cabinet seeking political offices to resign on or before Monday, May 16, 2022.
Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, who is also seeking to run for President in the next general elections, had resigned before the President’s directive.
Amaechi while speaking with the delegates of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state on Sunday, said he would resign his appointment as minister on Monday (today).
The former Rivers state governor who noted that he was one of the youngest of all the Presidential aspirants in his party,urged other contestants he described as elders to “go home and rest”.
He said he governed a state that was ravaged at the time by insecurity but was able to successfully tame the situation and expressed confidence that if elected President, he would do the same in Nigeria.