From Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has given his political appointees seeking an elective position in the 2023 general elections, 30 days to tender their resignation.
The Governor also directed other public servants eyeing political offices to do the same. According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Governor Yahaya’s directive was to honour provisions in the 2022 Electoral Act recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The SSG said, “I am pleased to remind you that Mr President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Electoral Act 2022 recently. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general elections.
Specifically, it is stated that all political appointees and other public servants aspiring to contest for political offices are expected to resign their appointments thirty (30) days before parties’ primaries of the positions they wish to contest”.
Njodi ordered that all resignation letters are to be submitted to his office no later than 30 days before the primary elections as stipulated in the electoral act.