A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and 2023 presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu has tackled some aides of President Muhammadu Buhari who have refused to resign their positions and are seeking elective offices in the 2023 elections.
Moghalu on Thursday described such persons as selfish people who lack honour and transparency. Naija News reports some of those affected are the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, his colleague in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige as well as the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba. Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday, Moghalu who is also a presidential aspirant wrote: “The refusal of Ministers in President @MBuhari‘s cabinet who seek elective office to resign their portfolios is deeply wrong. It is an indication of selfishness, lack of honor and transparency, and the capture of public office for private gain.” https://twitter.com/MoghaluKingsley/status/1519626134647881728 Recall all political appointees who have the intention to contest in the primary elections of the All Progressives Congress have been directed by the party in its new guideline to resign. The political appointees who aspire to contest were asked to resign at least 30 days before the conduct of the primaries. The party stated that the directive is in compliance with the new electoral act. However, reacting to the development, Ngige said the party has not informed him of the new guidelines asking him and others who have ambitions to resign before the presidential primary election. The minister made this known while responding to questions from State House correspondents inside the State House on Wednesday. According to the presidential hopeful, he is hearing about the APC new guidelines for the first time and would be guided by the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution. Also, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says he will not be resigning from his position as directed by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Nwajiuba stated that the call for him and other political appointees eyeing elective positions to resign is unconstitutional. The minister stressed that the 1999 Constitution (as amended) permitted aspirants to resign 30 days before the election and no other law has been formulated regarding the issue.
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