President Buhari has asked all members of his cabinet who are vying for public office to resign on or before May 16, 2022.
This directive was given today the 11th of May 2022, just 5 days to the speculated deadline.
Many mixed reactions have trailed President Buhari directive.
A user of the bird app with username @benjaminakahi says, “The fact that a presidential directive is given to restore sanity is just so saddening 💔. Weak institution begat the kind of systems operating in Nigeria. Thus, making one man directive stronger than the constitution. A system rigged against itself is what Nigeria operates on…”
Another user by the name @Mudi_Mats argued; “The Appeal Court has already set the ground for the matter to be finalised in favour of the Government Appointees at the Supreme Court. Those truly affected by the Appeal Court ruling will go to the Supreme Court and get judgement in their favour.”
He was replied by another user, @naijama who says; “Even if the Court of Appeal’s decision is reversed, are they going to sue over a Presidential directive? And still remain ‘on seat’?”
Some said the cabinet members are about to catch cruise with their one hundred-million-naira nomination form (N100m)
“Amaechi and Ngige and all of them wey no they can’t have the party ticket. They should better go and withdraw their party nomination form and tell the world they’re catching cruise”
@Temitope_AA says, “Ghenghen!! Now we will know the serious contenders, and those who merely donated 100m.”
On the question of whether the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo is affected by the same stance, a user said, “This directive doesn’t affect the VP. He was elected on the same ticket as the president. Hence, he’s not an appointee and he is not affected.”
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