- As of today, Sunday, May 15, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is still a minister in the Federal Republic of Nigeria
- The minister gave the hint while interacting with APC delegates in Kaduna state as part of his 2023 presidential consultations
- Amaechi, a former governor of oil-rich Rivers state, is one of the ministers resigning to pursue his presidential ambition ahead of the APC primary election
Kaduna - Minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has hinted that he will resign on Monday, May 16 as a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
President Muhammadu Buhari had directed members of the FEC seeking election in 2023 to quit on before, Monday 16.
Amaechi was part of the outgoing ministers hosted by the president this past week.
But, it seems the Rivers-born politician wants to stay put, until at least the last day given by the president.
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The Nation newspaper reports that the minister gave the hint in Kaduna on Sunday, May 15 when he visited the state to canvass the support of All Progressives Congress(APC) delegates for the presidential primary.
He also used the opportunity to express appreciation to President Buhari for the opportunity to serve as a minister.
Amaechi stressed the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train would not have happened if the FEC had approved the surveillance contract he request to monitor the rail track.
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Meanwhile, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio has reacted to "rumour making the rounds" that he has withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race.
Akpabio, a former governor of oil-rich Akwa Ibom state, also expressed confidence that he will clinch the APC's presidential ticket and go on to win the main election and succeed President Buhari.
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On his part, APC presidential aspirant and Ekiti state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has said he will decentralise governance if elected as Nigeria's next president.
Dr. Fayemi made the comment while announcing his presidential ambition on Wednesday, May 4 in Abuja.
He also expressed confidence in picking the APC presidential ticket either by direct or indirect primary election.