Buhari’s Directive: Vice President Osinbajo told to resign
Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s order asking all of his ministers who are running for political office in the upcoming general elections to resign, Omoyele Sowore, a popular Nigerian activist and 2023 presidential candidate has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to resign as well.
Sowore stated in a tweet. Osinbajo who is also seeking the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC should also resign to allow for a level playing field for all aspirants.
The activist who had also declared his intention to succeed President Buhari in 2023, lauded the president for his directive.
“It is good that @Mbuhari has asked his ministers contesting elections to resign, but it is also fair, ethical and I ask that Chief @ProfOsinbajo MUST resign as well so that there is a level playing field for all aspirants” he said
It can be recalled that President Buhari on Wednesday asked all his ministers vying for elective seats to tender their resignation and focus on their ambitions.
The directive was delivered to the affected cabinet members at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by the President.
At the end of the FEC meeting, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed confirmed it to State House media.