Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned as the Niger Delta minister, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.
The President during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting ordered all cabinet members seeking elective offices to resign before May 16.
A statement regarding his resignation read:
“…Senator Akpabio has resigned his appointment as Minister, Niger Delta Affairs Ministry and will soon submit his nomination form at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, in line with his party’s guidelines…”
Senator Godwill Akpabio is now the third political appointee to resign office.
The other two ministers to tender resignation are: Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.