Women Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen withdraws from Senatorial Race.
Written by News Room on May 16, 2022
The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has announced her withdrawal from the senatorial race ahead of the general elections in 2023.
She made the announcement in a statement on Monday, the final day to decide whether to resign as minister to pursue her political ambition or to reconsider the move.
Tallen, who initially announced to contest for the Plateau South senatorial seat in the National Assembly, had picked the expression of interest and nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
She was one of the 10 ministers President Muhammadu Buhari had directed to resign if they must contest for any political office in the 2023 elections.
On Wednesday last week, President Buhari directed all appointed members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) running for elective offices to resign on or before May 16 – a directive which affected Tallen.