Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu has labeled members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet who have refused to resign even though they are seeking elective offices in the forthcoming general election as selfish.
Recall that Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, and Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who have declared for 2023 President, have refused to resign as provided in the 2022 Electoral Act.
The ex Central Bank of Nigeria’s Deputy Governor said their refusal to resign ahead of the primary elections in accordance with the Electoral Act indicated their lack of transparency.
He said it is an indication of selfishness, lack of honour and transparency, and the capture of public office for private gain.
In a tweet on his Twitter page on Thursday, the presidential aspirant described the ministers’ refusal to resign as “deeply wrong”.
He wrote, “The refusal of Ministers in President @MBuhari‘s cabinet who seek elective office to resign their portfolios is deeply wrong. It is an indication of selfishness, lack of honor and transparency, and the capture of public office for private gain.”
Meanwhile, newsmen reports that at least, 13 commissioners have resigned their appointments in Sokoto State ahead of the primary elections in accordance with the Electoral Act, bringing the total number of commissioners that had resigned in order to contest elections to over 60 across the 36 states.