Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Adebayo Shittu SetTo Resign From Buhari’s Cabinet Over Oyo Governorship Ambition


The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, is set to leave the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State.

President Buhari in a letter approved the ministers ambition.

The letter dated August 27, 2018, is entitled: ‘RE: REQUEST FOR MR PRESIDENT’S APPROVAL TO CONTEST FOR THE GOVERNORSHIP OF OYO STATE DURING THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS.’

The letter was a response to an earlier one by the minister, in which he had sought the approval of the president to contest the election.

“I have today received your letter notifying me of your intention to contest for the governorship seat of Oyo State in the 2019 general elections.

“Let me thank you on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and Nigerians for your services as minister under this administration.

“I note with passion your past contributions to our great party APC during and after the 2015 elections.

“As you are aware, I am totally committed to free and fair elections. Our policy is to support all APC candidates. I wish you well in you ambition to be governor of your state.

“Be rest assured that all the security agencies as well as INEC would have my full support to conduct free, fair and transparent elections in 2019.”

The minister has since declared his intention to contest the governorship seat in Oyo State during the 2019 general election.

Source: NAN

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