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Adamawa monarch tips Amaechi to succeed Buhari

By Joke Falaju, Abuja
18 May 2022   |   4:02 am
The Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha, has tipped the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi, as the next President of Nigeria.

Rotimi Amaechi. Photo; TWITTER/MINTRANSPORTNG

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The Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha, has tipped the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi, as the next President of Nigeria.

Speaking on the sidelines of Amaechi’s consultative visit to APC delegates in Adamawa State, on Monday, the monarch prayed for him and pledged to continually pray for him to emerge victorious as President.

According to him, Nigerians need to enjoy the dividends of good governance like the people of Rivers State enjoyed during Amaechi’s eight-year tenure as governor.

He said: “Thank you very much for the courtesy visit. I pray God to help your efforts to become the president of this country. I hope everything will be alright for you and that when next you come to Yola, you will come as president of this country.”

At the meeting with the delegates, leader of Adamawa APC, former Governor Bindow Jubrilla, told the delegates that Amaechi would be the best candidate for the APC, having understood the plight of Nigerians and respects the yearnings of every region of the country, including the North.

His words: “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 this gentleman called Amaechi, simply because his antecedents and reputation precede him. He respects and supports the people of the entire Northern Nigeria.”

Amaechi, he noted, was the commander of the movement at that particular time to engage five governors to the APC, without whom there would be no APC.

“Your Excellency (Amaechi), I want to seize this opportunity to thank you for all the sacrifices and love for our father, President Muhammadu Buhari. Because of that love, you came out, all the way from Port Harcourt, to save APC, though your life was in danger at that time,” the former governor said.

He urged all Adamawa delegates to vote for Amaechi at the primaries for the good of the state and country.

On his part, Amaechi charged the delegates to judge him by his antecedents and performance in every position he handled, and make the right choice by voting for him to emerge candidate of the APC for the 2023 presidential election.

He said: “If there are states I am expecting 100 per cent of votes from, 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 records.”