President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that every member of the Federal Executive Council who has ambition to contest elective office must resign on or before Monday.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the disclosure at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Buhari.
He stressed that the mandate excluded the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as an elected member of the cabinet.
Those affected included; Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; who have joined the presidential race on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
Others are Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, seeking to contest governorship position in Kebbi State, Minister of State, Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, running for governorship position in Abia State, and Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.