The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has dropped the hint that he would resign from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Monday, IgbereTV reports
President Muhammadu Buhari had last Wednesday directed the ministers and other political office holders eyeing elective positions in the 2023 general elections to resign from their jobs latest by May 16.
Amaechi, who addressed the APC delegates in Kaduna ahead of this month’s presidential primary, thanked President Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve the country.
The minister stressed that he was one of the youngest presidential candidates in APC and asked others to “go home and rest.”
He said: “I am resigning as the Minister of Transportation tomorrow, Monday the 16th May, 2022 to pursue in earnest my presidential ambition.”
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who presented Amaechi to the delegates, described the ex-Rivers State governor as his personal friend and confidant of the President.
He said the minister won Buhari’s heart when he sponsored the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) convention as governor under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform in 2011