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BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari’s Top Minister Tenders Resignation Letter, Set To Abandon Federal Cabinet With Immediate Effect

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President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development’s resignation letter, to enable him to contest for the Governorship seat under the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State.

Yinka Oyebode, the Minister’s Special Assistant on Media, who disclosed this, also stated that the Fayemi would vacate office on April 30.

The Aide further disclosed that the information became imperative, in order to educate certain individuals calling for Fayemi’s disqualification over non-resignation from his present position.

A group known as the All Progressives Congress, APC Concerned Members, had urged the national leadership of the party to stop Fayemi from contesting in the forthcoming Governorship election in Ekiti.

Yinka described members of the group as a bunch of poorly educated individuals, who do not know about the workings of the party and the Nigerian Constitution.

He said: “The group has spoken out of ignorance, and they are being mischievous. They are ignorant of the workings of the party and the laws of the land. You cannot sit down in your house and determine who is going to be disqualified. The party has a machinery to look at every case on its merit, and that is why you have the Screening Committee.

“There is due process in nomination and screening before you even get to the primary. There is no law in the land that says that a serving Minister should vacate his seat before the primary. What the law says is 30 days before the election. As a matter of fact, the Honourable Minister has been granted leave. He applied for leave and it will commence upper Monday.

“Talking about the white paper, everybody knows that you cannot build something on nothing. The Minister had earlier challenged the composition of that panel. The case is in court and that is why he did not appear before the panel. The white paper will not stand. It is only a court of competent jurisdiction that can recommend disqualification of Fayemi.

“It is only when the court says that, that the party and INEC take a cue from it. An individual or a sitting Governor cannot disqualify anybody. That is why the law has put it that white paper alone cannot disqualify anybody. It is only a court of competent jurisdiction that can do that. The group is poorly educated about the working of the party and the Constitution.”

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