Chief Timipre Sylva has resigned as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.
NAN reports that Sylva tendered his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari last week.
However, the Senior Adviser to Sylva on media and communications, Horatius Egua, reportedly said that he could not deny or confirm the minister’s resignation.
Egua said Sylva had not officially informed him of his resignation nor had he seen the letter.
Although his reasons for resigning from office have not been clearly ascertained, it could be connected to his political ambition.
Sylva had declared interest in participating in the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC primary election will be held in April while the governorship election will hold in November 2023.