Seven ministers in President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet have resigned their positions.
Those who resigned are Ministers of Information, Labaran Maku; Trade and Industry, Samuel Ortom; State for Education, Nyesom Wike; and State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Others are Ministers of Labour, Emeka Wogu; Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu; State for Niger Delta, Dairus Ishaku. The ministers quit their posts to pursue their political ambitions, the government said.
The ministers, whose departure had long been expected, will contest gubernatorial elections in their respective states.
The Street Journal had two weeks ago exclusively reported that Obanikoro, Maku, Wike and four other ministers might resign from the Jonathan administration to allow them pursue their gubernatorial ambition in their respective states.
The ministers attended their last Executive Council meeting today; The Street Journal gathered that President Jonathan thanked them for their contributions to the success achieved by his government thus far. He however, wished them well in their future endeavours.
Credit: The Street Journal