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Exclusive: Ministers Eyeing Elective Offices Ordered To Quit this Month

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja

As preparation for 2015 election draws near, serving ministers in President Goodluck Jonathan’s Cabinet have been given matching order to turn in their resignation latest by the end of this month.

In line with this directive, unconfirmed report said that the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku have picked a date not later than next week to turn in the towel.

The directive to the ministers, sources said was to enable the President appoints new ministers who will work for his 2015 presidential ambition.

The source said that the process of nominating a minister is not a one day affair hence while the directive became necessary.

” You are aware that the PDP in the affected states would nominate three persons out of which the President will pick one.

“After picking one, the nominee is then subjected to security screening to ascertain his or her eligibilty and after being found suitable, the Senate takes over the screening.”

“This is why these ministers must leave so that the President is allowed to pick their successors in their respective states in good time”

As at now, those eyeing the governorship of their states among the ministers include, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Minister of State Defence (Lagos), Chief Emeka Wogu, Minister of Labour (Abia), Barrister Nyelson Wike, Minister of State for Education (Rivers).

Other are Labaran Maku, Minister of Information (Nasarawa) and Dr Samuel Ortom, Minister of. State, Trade Industry and Investment (Benue)





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