Khadija Bukar Abba-Ibrahim, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on Wednesday resigned her appointment as minister and member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The minister disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja.
Abba-Ibrahim, who hails from Yobe state, attributed her action on the need to run for elective office on Feb. 16, 2019, to represent the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani federal constituency of Yobe.
The out-going minister had in October 2018 at the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Bukar Abba Ibrahim, to emerge flag bearer of House of Representatives seat for the federal constituency.
Abba-Ibrahim, who was appointed minister in Nov. 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari, scored 1,295 votes to defeat her step son who got 15 votes.