The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba-Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment as minister and member of the Federal Executive Council.
The minister confirmed this development to members of the State House correspondents on Wednesday in Abuja.
Abba-Ibrahim, who hails from Yobe State, attributed her action on the need to run for elective office on February 16, 2019 to represent the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency of Yobe State.
The outgoing minister had in October 2018 at the All Progressives Congress primaries defeated her step son, Mohammed Bukar Abba Ibrahim, to emerge flag bearer of House of Representatives seat for the federal constituency.
Abba-Ibrahim, who was appointed minister in November 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari, scored 1,295 votes to defeat her step son who got 15 votes.
The minister’s resignation came barely six weeks after that of the Minister of State for the Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, following his selection by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and subsequent approval by Governor Tanko Umaru Al-Makura as the new Emir of Nasarawa.