The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has reportedly pulled out of the All Progressives Congress 2023 presidential race.
This is coming hours after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) ordered all members of his cabinet and appointees vying for electoral offices to resign on or before May 16, 2022.
Nwajiuba recently purchased his N100m Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms amidst the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities' strike that has kept students from school since February 14.
Alongside Nwajiuba, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has also picked up his APC forms as the federal government struggles to meet up with the financial demands of ASUU.
Other ministers who will be affected by Buhari's order include Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; Justice minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
The Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for the governorship position in Cross Rivers State, and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State, are also on the linst.