The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, has resigned from his position to pursue his presidential ambition.
According to Channels TV, Garba Shehu, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, confirmed the resignation.
This is coming hours after President Buhari issued a directive that all political appointees participating in the 2023 election as aspirants should resign on or before May 16.
The minister had vowed not to resign despite section 84(12) of the Electoral Act. However, the Court of Appeal on Wednesday set aside the judgement of the lower court.
With this development, Mr Nwajiuba becomes the first appointee of the president to resign after his directive on Wednesday.
Aside from the Electoral Act, the decision of Mr Nwajiuba to join the race led to outrage.
The purchase of the form for the minister generated negative reactions on social media because of the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
On social media, the minister was attacked by Nigerians and many others condemned the purchase of the form for the minister as well as his presidential ambition while Nigeria University students have been at home since February 14 when the strike commenced.
According to reports, a group called Project Nigeria reportedly procured the expression of Interest and nomination forms.
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