President Buhari has ordered all members of federal executive council who are seeking elective offices in 2023 polls to resign.
They are directed to resign on or before Monday, next week.
Exempted from the directive is vice president Yemi Osinbajo, who was elected.
Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this known to the state house correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the federal executive council presided over by Buhari at the presidential villa on Wednesday.
The minister says the directive may still extend to other political appointees outside Buhari’s cabinet.
Ministers in the cabinet who had declared interest in the 2023 polls and had purchased nomination forms, included transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, Niger Delta affairs minister, Godswill Akpabio, and labour minister, Senator Chris Ngige.
Others are petroleum resources minister of state, Timipire Sylva and justice minister, Abubakar Malami.
Meawhile, four ministers have resigned from the cabinet, hours after Buhari’s riot act.
One of them, education minister of state, Emeka Nwajuruba resigned before Wednesday’s council meeting.
Others are Senator Godswill Akpabio (Niger Delta affairs), Ogbonaya Onu (science and technology), and Rotimi Amaechi (transportation ministry), while labour minister, Senator Chris Ngige, said he would consult his constituency to decide whether he would quit.