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2023: I want to be president at 58 – Amaechi

FORMER Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he deserves to pick the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket ahead of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and other aspirants at this month’s presidential primary in Abuja.

Amaechi, who addressed journalists shortly after an interactive session with APC delegates in Gombe State, said he has more experience in the country’s politics ahead of the aforementioned duo after serving as Rivers State governor, Speaker of the House of Assembly and minister in the last 22 years.

He added that we wants to be president at 58.

He said: “I am more experienced than all of them; I have been governor, minister, and speaker, all for two terms.

“I have been a Director-General of President Buhari’s campaign. I have toured the country and I took the President to the 36 states of the federation.

“I took my time to understand what was going on.

“I have gone round 31 states in the country and Gombe is the 31st state and from Sunday going forward I will cover the remaining five states.”

The ex-minister urged the delegates to vote for him for the overall benefits of all Nigerians.

Amaechi said he had the energy, the capability, and the strength to be the country’s President.

“I became a House of Assembly member at 24, Governor at 44 and by God’s grace I will be President at 58,” he added.

In his address, the Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, said Gombe was a home for Amaechi because it’s purely an APC state.

“We have all the three Senators and our six House of Representatives members are from APC. Also, 19 out of 24 Assembly members are APC.

“As a leader of the party in the state, I want to assure Amaechi that these delegates you have seen are speaking with one voice. We will stand and fight and return the APC Government by God’s grace,” he said.

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