Key leaders in the South-South geo-political zone may have concluded plans to join forces with their counterparts in other parts of the country as a strategy to make the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the nation’s president come 2023.
The hint was given by a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South geo-political zone, Mrs Ibifuro Tatua on Thursday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Tatua spoke on Amaechi’s dynamic leadership, outstanding contribution and commitment to the development of the transport sector.
She affirmed that prominent leaders in the six geo-political zones, youths and women want Amaechi to be the next president of Nigeria.
Tatua, who is the convener of Progressives Volunteer Group (PVG), stressed on intellectual fitness, rare leadership qualities of Amaechi and the antecedents of all those aspiring to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The APC chieftain underscored selfless service, integrity, honesty, dedication, patriotism and the zeal to serve the people rather than being served.
Tatua was of the belief that if the tempo of the minister’s developmental efforts in the transport sector is sustained in the next six years, Nigeria will be a model country.
‘’Having performed excellently as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Amaechi could comfortably lead Nigeria to the Promised Land.
Tatua also emphasized Amaechi’s commitment to top quality service delivery to the people of Nigeria, the untiring efforts of Amaechi towards repositioning the maritime industry, Buhari’s satisfaction with Amaechi’s performance and the closeness of the minister to the power centres in the six-geo-political zones.
‘’Rotimi Amaechi is the right man for the job. The president is extremely pleased at what he has been doing. Nigerians adore him and cherish what he is doing. They are proud of Amaechi for conceiving and articulating good policies in the transportation sector’’.
Particularly, Tatua praised Amaechi for creating job opportunities, increasing contribution of the transport sector to the nation’s GDP and upgrading all modes of transport in Nigeria, including rail, roads, sea, and air.
On how the leaders would pursue the 2023 project, Tatua said PVG was out to ensure that the stakeholders in Nigeria have a united front behind the former governor of Rivers State.
‘’Rotimi Amaechi deserves the respect of all. He is favoured because of his immense contributions to the development of Nigeria and the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’’
Tatua described Amaechi as ‘’a pragmatic and visionary leader who thinks ahead of his people’’
‘’Rotimi Amaechi is young, energetic and willing to work for the development of Nigeria, based on his experience in politics, administrative acumen and understanding of the Nigerian State’’.