The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment, to run for election as a Member of the House of Representatives, in the February 16, 2019 general elections.
Mrs. Ibrahim confirmed to some State House Correspondents, after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, that today’s FEC meeting would be her last.
She spoke shortly before the commencement of the meeting.
Her resignation comes a month after the former Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril, resigned, following his selection as the 13th Emir of Nasarawa State.
Mrs. Ibrahim is running to represent Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency of Yobe State, in the forthcoming general elections.
She defeated Mohammed Ibrahim, to emerge as the Candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State, for the election.
She scored 1,295 votes.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mrs. Ibrahim as a Minister, in 2015.
During the 2015 National Assembly elections, she was elected to represent Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency of Yobe State.
However, shortly after she assumed duties at the lower House of Parliament, Buhari appointed her into his cabinet.
On April 23, 2016, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, conducted a by-election to fill the vacant seat.
In the election, Abdullahi Kukuwa of the APC, scored 23,745 votes, to defeat Nasiru Hassan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who polled 6,990 votes, to emerge second.
Adamu Dina of the Advance Congress for Democracy, ACD, scored 163 votes, while Jibrin Ladan of the National Conscience Party, NCP, scored 139 votes.
Mrs. Ibrahim, 52, is a wife of a former three-time Governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, who is currently serving as a Senator, in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.
The former Governor is not seeking re-election, however.