Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – A group, North Central All Progressives Congress (APC) Forum has described the decision of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi contesting the presidential election as a very good one, and urged Nigerians to give him the needed support.

The forum noted that the Minister possesses the right qualities to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari as he is not only a friend of the region but someone who can take the nation to a greater height.

The Chairman of the forum, Saleh Zazzaga, who spoke with journalists in Jos, Plateau State after a meeting to review situations ahead of the 2023 elections said the forum which is made up of party leaders/members at various levels, met and assessed the Presidential aspirants to give their support to someone who is not only a friend of the region but capable of taking the nation to a greater height and having carefully studied them, they settled for Amaechi, because of his “quality and strength of character.”

His words, “Rotimi Amaechi as we know is a fearless, bold, capable, and focused leader. Everyone in this country knows his antecedents, as a unionist, a Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, a Governor for eight years, and now a Minister. His achievements are laudable and generally beneficial to the people. That is why we have decided to give our support to him as the next and right person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.

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“Moreover, we all know that Amaechi is a fighter and can confront anything or anyone to stand by whatever he believes in. We all know how he got an unprecedented court judgment to become the governor of Rivers State and how he has been able to paddle through turbulent times in his political career. So, as one with impressive executive, and legislative experience and sound judicial understanding, Amaechi is not only a good presidential candidate but also a fantastic charismatic leader. Again, he is young and energetic.

“Importantly also, he is a detribalized Nigerian and a friend of all the regions in the country. And at this critical moment of the glaring ethno religious divide of the nation, someone like Amaechi is required to come and bridge the widening gap in the country. Unlike other southerners who don’t understand the fabrics of the Northern society, Amaechi in many instances has shown a good understanding of the North and has related with the people accordingly.

“So, we call on people not only from the North Central region but as you well as the North and the nation in general to support a man who will unite the country, improve security, boost the economy and revitalize all the key sectors in the nation. And we see all that possibility in Amaechi owing to his track record.”