2023: Onu, Akpabio Resign To Focus On Presidential Race


Two members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) have resigned to focus on their presidential ambitions.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, resigned a few hours after a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

Jackson Udom, the spokesperson to the Mr Akpabio, confirmed the resignation on Wednesday.

This newspaper also learnt that Mr Onu has equally forwarded his resignation letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Messrs Akpabio and Onu, both former governors of Akwa Ibom and Old Abia State, respectively, are presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Buhari had directed that all FEC members (Excluding the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo) who are seeking nomination as flag bearers of their party should resign on or before May 16.

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