- The 2023 race is getting more interesting by the day as top ministers under President Muhammadu Buhari are showing interest in the nation's most exalted position, the office of the presidency
- This is as the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has declared to contest for president under the ruling APC
- He made this declaration at the Adokiye Amiesimaka International Stadium, Port Harcourt for, Rivers state APC's special thanksgiving
Rt Honourable Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has joined the 2023 presidential race.
Amaechi, who has severally denied being interested in the race, declared his interest on Saturday, April 9, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium Port Harcourt, venue of the Rivers APC Thanksgiving service.
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“I stand before you today to declare my intention and submit my application to serve as your next President."
Amaechi has been in government since 1999, serving two terms as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly (1999-2007), and two terms as Governor of Rivers (2007-2015), Daily Trust added.
He is one of the few ministers President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed in 2019.
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The government of the All Progressives Congress had been accused of being complicit in the activities of terrorists across the country.
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According to the opposition, the Nigerian government led by the APC has refused to end terrorists' operations despite intelligence information at its disposal.
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In another development, presidential hopefuls have been urged to ensure they serve as binding factors rather than brewers of hate and violence ahead of the election.
The call was made by a former head of state in Nigeria, Abdulsalami Abubakar at a dialogue organised by Daily Trust Media.
According to the former head of state, those declaring for one elective position or the other must watch their deeds.