The Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha, has tipped the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as the next President of Nigeria.
He said Nigerians needed to enjoy the dividends of good governance like the people of Rivers State enjoyed during Amaechi’s tenure as governor of the state.
According to a statement by Amaechi Media Office on Tuesday, Mustapha said this on Monday when the former governor paid him a visit.
He said, “Thank you very much for the visit. I pray to Almighty Allah to help with your efforts to become President of this country so that we’ll enjoy what Rivers people enjoyed when you were governor for eight years. “I hope everything will be alright for you and I hope that when next you come to Yola, you will come as President of this country. I will continue to pray for you to achieve your objective, easily and quickly.”
Speaking during Amaechi’s meeting with APC delegates in Yola, the state party leader and immediate past governor of Adamawa State, Senator Jubrilla Bindow, described the former Rivers State Governor as the best candidate for the APC.
According to Bindow, Amaechi understands the plight of Nigerians and respects the yearnings of every region of the country, including the North.
He said, “The delegates are members of the APC family and as a former governor of this state, I am proud to bring someone that knows you, someone who has feelings for you, someone who respects you, someone who loves you. That person is Amaechi.
“I was praying as a governor then to know, meet and work with Amaechi simply because of his antecedents. He respects and supports the people of the entire Northern Nigeria.
“I want to seize this opportunity to thank you for all the sacrifices and your love for our father, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.). Because of that love, you came out all the way from Port Harcourt to save the APC even though your life was in danger at that time.”
Bindow urged all Adamawa delegates to vote for Amaechi at the party primaries for the good of the state and the country.
On his part, Amaechi charged the delegates to judge him by his antecedents and performance and make the right choice by voting for him to emerge as the presidential candidate of the APC in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He said, “If there’s a place I’m expecting a hundred per cent of votes, Adamawa is one of those states. We cannot win without your votes. The problem of Nigeria is numerous, but the greatest problem is the followership. If you choose the right leader, things won’t go bad. Judge me by my past record and do research. There’s a history book of Nigeria written by Richard Bourne, go and check, my name is there, enumerating the things I did.
“If I was not a good leader, my colleagues wouldn’t have voted me a second time to be Chairman of the Conference of Speakers. Don’t forget I was Chairman of Governors’ Forum, and when I was running for a second term, I was opposed by the then President, Goodluck Jonathan, and my colleagues stood by me and I won. There must be something in me that is making my colleagues push me forward.”
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