Resign now or face consequence, presidency tell appointee seeking to contest

The Presidency on Thursday has said government nominees who don’t resign to seek after their political desire “would have somebody choose for them”.

Official representative Garba Shehu said this, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari direct member of his cabinet and other government nominees nursing political aspirations in front of the following political race to resign.

“We are managing an administration strategy, an administration mandate, a circular of the government provided by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation properly endorsed by the President which clearly states who is to go,” he said in a interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

“Thus, I feel that in a few of occupied office like that, you pursue the choice without anyone else if not, somebody would choose for you. In this way, that is the point.”

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According to him, the guidance to resign is clear, stressing that they were appointed.

Nine minister’s, who are challenging for different positions at national and state levels, are impacted by the new mandate. As of now, some of them have resigned to seek after their political aspirations.

Shehu remark came closely following reactions over the cost of nomination and expression of interest form for the All Progressives Congress (APC) official ticket.

While he accepts competitors can go source for cash by different means, for example, gifts from their allies, the presidential aide said it isn’t the spot of the administration to examine the source of funding.

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He likewise recommended that the APC shouldn’t refund any money utilized in that form regardless of whether an aspirant turns around sharply in their pursuit.

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