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Wednesday 23rd January 2019,
Hope for Nigeria

2019: Minister Buhari ‘Forced’ From House Of Reps To FEC Resigns, Rejoins Race To Return To NASS

Muhammadu Buhari

THE MINISTER of State for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Khadija Bukar-Ibrahim, on Wednesday confirmed her resignation from the Federal Executive Council ahead of the February 16 polls.

Recall the female minister who is a wife to a former governor, now Senator, Bukar Abba-Ibrahim was a serving member of the Federal House of Representatives when President Muhammadu Buhari nominated her for the post of a minister in 2015.

She has resigned as a minister to contest another election in Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency seat to return to the House of Representatives in February.

It would be recalled that in October, 2018, the minister contested against and defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Bukar-Ibrahim, at the primaries of the All Progressives Congress to emerge as its candidate in the February 16 National Assembly poll.

According to Punch Newspaper, while her son-in-law got 15 votes, the minister scored 1,295 votes.

She informed State House correspondents, a few minutes before the start of Wednesday’s FEC meeting, that it was going to be the last she would attend.

The minister joined other cabinet members, who had also resigned for political and other reasons.

Speculations are rife that the minister may have decided to return to the House of Reps over what was described as non-juicy of the ministry compared to what is being earned at the National Assembly.

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