Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has officially notified President Muhammadu Buhari of his resignation from office.
Naija News had reported earlier that Amaechi resigned his ministerial position to focus on his 2023 presidential ambition.
His resignation was in line with President Buhari’s directive to all ministers in his cabinet who are seeking to claim a political position.
Naija News reports that Amaechi is seeking to succeed Buhari under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In the resignation letter through the Amaechi Presidential Media Committee, signed by Kingsley Wali, the former Rivers State Governor expressed gratitude to Buhari for considering him for the position of a minister under his administration.
Having hailed that the Transportation Ministry had recorded significant achievements since the inception of Buhari’s administration, Amaechi said it is now time to work towards a better Nigeria for all Nigerians.
Amaechi’s resignation letter read thus: “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 honour 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, blessings and look towards your continuous support and guidance.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News