- Rotimi Amaechi has urged APC delegates in Ogun state to vote for him even if VP Yemi Osinbajo is one of their own
- The minister of transportation stated that he has the needed experience as a minister and a former governor
- Amaechi added that he will deal with the issue of insecurity in Nigeria just like he did while a governor in Rivers state
Abeokuta, Ogun - Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary scheduled to take place between Monday, May 30 and Wednesday, June 1, Rotimi Amaechi has taken his consultation to Ogun.
Amaechi who is also a presidential aspirant on the platform of the ruling party added that he deserves the support of the delegate by virtue of being their friend, The Punch added.
Osinbajo is a man of honour but consider my experience
Speaking further, the former Rivers governor mentioned that although Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a son of Ogun and known as a man of honour, his (Amaechi's) experience matter.
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According to him:
“I know that there is a candidate from this state, our Vice President, a man of honour, he is a good candidate, but I think that if you look well, my experience matters.
“He, the Vice President, had said that I’m a forthright man and if you approach me, you will know that I’m forthright.”
Even more, the minister said he is a detribalised Nigerian candidate, a quality he believes stands him out among other aspirants.
Moreover, Amaechi vowed that just like he did while in office as governor, he will decisively address insecurity across the country.
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Earlier, Amaechi formally declared his intention to contest for president on Saturday, April 9, even as he promised to tackle insecurity and hunger in Nigeria.
Amaechi made the declaration during a special thanksgiving organised by the APC at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Igwurita, Ikwerre local government area, a facility he built while he was the governor of Rivers.
The minister who in his speech noted that his aspiration was not about fulfilling any personal ambition, said he considered it a moral duty to give what he could in the service of the country.