2023 Presidency: Amaechi Back Calls For Zoning


Ahead of the 2023 Presidential elections, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has backed the calls for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect its zoning formula in picking its presidential candidate for the polls.

Amaechi in a television interview on Tuesday backed the submission of his counterpart in the Ministry of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

Fashola had earlier urged the party to respect its zoning formula in picking a presidential candidate.

He described the decision as to the core of the agreement reached by APC founding fathers, prior to the 2015 elections.

In is own submission, Amaechi said zoning should be respected as agreed by the party.

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He declined to answer the question on whether he would contest for the presidency, either in 2023 or in the future.

He said he was focusing on the job of his ministry as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Amaechi dismissed the social media claims that one of the coaches plying the Abuja-Kaduna light rail broke down at 2am, saying that trains don’t operate during that period.

According to him, President Buhari’s priority is to reduce poverty as hunger and poverty were breeding insecurity.

“People cannot go to the farm because of bandits,” he said.

The transportation minister said borrowing would aid the nation to quickly exit from the recession, adding that the more you borrow, the more buoyant the economy will be.


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