Emeka Nwajiuba, who is a minister of state for Education and Presidential aspirant under the ruling party APC has resigned from office after the president directive today.
Nwajiuba resigned today in Abuja.
The president media aide, Garba Shehu substantiate this to journalists in Abuja
The announcement comes a some hours after General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd) ordered members of his cabinet aiming to contest for any elective position to resign from their positions.
The Nigerian president issued the directive while chair over the weekly Council meeting at the statehouse in Aso Rock, Abuja.
This order exclude the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo because he was elected.
All ministers and AGF are affected by the directive.
The affected federal ministers have purchased presidential ticket of the ruling party.