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2023: I governed Rivers during militant era, am most qualified to be President – Amaechi

  Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has boasted that if he could govern Rivers State during the time militancy was rife in the Nige...

 


Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has boasted that if he could govern Rivers State during the time militancy was rife in the Niger Delta, he is the best candidate to be elected President in 2023.

 

Amaechi, who paid a courtesy visit on the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, in Government House, Katsina, said if be becomes the APC Presidential flagbearer, security and the economy will improve.

 

“As Rivers Governor, I was able to tackle insecurity, I championed development and stabilized the Rivers economy, such feat would be replicated if elected for the country’s topmost job.

 

“Your Excellency, you are the first Governor I’m visiting after declaring to run for the President of Nigeria in 2023, I will visit others as I progress with my consultations.

 

“I have visited three to four Emirates which are under your jurisdiction. I have come to also brief you on how far we’ve gone with the railway construction, an assignment given to us by the President. I am here to also tell you that I am interested to run for the office of the President of Nigeria.

 

“Sir, I am qualified and I am the only candidate who has governed a State when there was militancy and within one year it reduced drastically. Companies who left the State due to high level of insecurity returned, Shell Petroleum Company reopened and normalcy returned to the State.

 

“So, I have the experience to manage crisis and provide good governance and I believe that with this kind of experience, having been in public office for eight years as a Governor, and two times Speaker of the State House of Assembly, seven years as Minister and also chaired the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Speakers’ Forum, and also the DG, President Buhari Presidential Campaign twice, I should be in the best position to run for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and there’s a need for you to assist me in actualizing this ambition”, he emphasised.

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