Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has finally resigned from his post in order to run for President in 2023.
Amaechi is said to have submitted his resignation letter on Monday, May 16, President Muhammadu Buhari’s deadline for political appointees contesting elections to resign.
In addition to thanking the president for the opportunity to serve, the Minister solicited his assistance in his political ambitions.
The letter read;
“It is with mixed feelings that I tender my resignation as the Minister of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to contest for the Presidential ticket of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.
“Your Excellency, it has been a great honor and privilege serving as a member of your cabinet following your historic victory at the polls in 2015. Under your administration, the Ministry of Transportation has recorded significant achievements, made possible by your visionary support and commitment to ensuring that we deliver on our mandate.
“As I embark on the next phase of our mission to work towards a better Nigeria for ALL NIGERIANS, I humbly seek Your Excellency’s prayers, and blessings, and look towards your continuous support and guidance.
“Your Excellency, whilst humbly seeking your kind consideration of my request please accept the assurances of my highest esteem”