2023: You're Eminently Qualified To Be Nigeria's President, Sanwo-Olu Tells APC Aspirant

2023: You're Eminently Qualified To Be Nigeria's President, Sanwo-Olu Tells APC Aspirant

  • The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, April 29, told Rotimi Amaechi that he is qualified to become Nigeria's president
  • Sanwo-Olu made this submission after the minister of transportation presented his presidential ambition to APC leaders in the state
  • The governor, however, noted that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the rallying point for APC members in the state

Lagos - Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, on Friday, April 29, paid a visit to Lagos as he continues his consultations with All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates.

Speaking with the APC leaders at the secretariat in Ikeja, Amaechi called on the delegates to judge him by what he has done not where he comes from, Channels TV reports.

Governor Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos state governor said Tinubu is the rallying point in Lagos
Source: UGC

The minister noted that he could have taken what is now known as the Lagos Seaport and the Lagos-Ibadan railway could have been moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.

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Amaechi said he realised that what was important to him then was the economic interest of the nation, not sectional or tribal affiliations.

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The former Rivers governor noted that if the APC leaders in the state want to honestly drop tribal sentiment aside and vote for a detribalised aspirant, they will back him.

After Amaechi presented his credentials to Government House in a meeting with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos governor who noted that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the rallying point in the state, admitted that the minister is eminently qualified for the position he seeks.

Governor Sanwo-Olu was quoted by Vanguard to have said:

“As a person, I have regard and respect for our leader, Tinubu. I have been a direct beneficiary of his leadership. I have been part of his cabinet, and personally I continue to toe that line of leadership Tinubu stands for. But because we are not God, God himself will help the cause of this country.

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“I want to say to you that you are eminently qualified and there is no doubt about that. You are very experienced in this journey, but for a whole lot of us in Lagos State, Tinubu continues to be our rallying point. I certainly know what your pedigree is and what you have done. I will be unfair if I don’t say that. I wish you all the very best."

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Amaechi had 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 All Progressives Congress 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.

Source: Legit.ng

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