Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has resigned his appointment to pursue his presidential ambition.
His resignation came hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his ministers seeking political offices to resign latest May 16.
Nwajiuba is among those seeking to replace President Buhari in 2023 as he has purchased the APC’s N100 million presidential form.
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, is said to have confirmed Nwajiuba’s resignation.
Buhari had during the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday ordered those seeking political offices in his cabinet to resign.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who read out the directive during the meeting said it excludes the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo because he is an elected member of the cabinet.