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BREAKING: Akpabio resigns as Niger Delta Affairs Minister

Niger Delta Affairs Minister Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.

The President during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting ordered all cabinet members eyeing elective offices to quit before May 16.

The Personal Assistant to the Minister on Media, Jackson Udom, confirmed his resignation.

He said: “the Minister has resigned. He has submitted his resignation letter to the SGF. We are waiting for him at the ICC, where he is coming to submit his nomination form”.

Also, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media and Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad has resigned his appointment following his principal’s directive his aides, including members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) seeking to vie for elective positions must resign.

Ahmad, who picked the House of Representatives nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is seeking to represent Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu in the Lower Chamber.

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