Governing Rivers during militancy era makes me qualified for presidency – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, the Transport Minister, believes he is the finest contender for the presidency since he was able to administer Rivers State during a time when militancy was rampant.

This is in line with his claim that if he won the APC presidential nomination, he would be able to address Nigeria’s security and economic challenges.

“It’s time for Nigeria to move forward and move forward with our country,” he remarked while visiting Aminu Masari in Katsina’s government house.

“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.


  1. It’s good seeing him declaring after several months of speculation. However, he’ll struggle to get support/ticket taking into consideration that he failed since leaving office to Win/Deliver his State (Rivers State) to the Ruling Party APC.


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