Amaechi’s candidacy will unite Nigeria, group tells Buhari, APC
A group, Amaechi Vanguard in USA/ Canada, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect the immediate past Minister of Transportation, and one of the presidential candidates of the party, Chibuike Amaechi, as the president in the 2023 general elections.
The support group, through its Coordinator, Daniels Chukwuma, in a release, made available to The Guardian, said that Amaechi’s candidacy would unite the country and ensure that APC retains power at the centre in 2023.
According to Chukwuma: “Amaechi had paid his dues in the politics of the country and should be considered a unity candidate, who would bring victory for the party at the general elections.”
He said: “Mr. President and APC stakeholders should elect Amaechi as a unity candidate for the ruling party. His candidacy is a sure bet for the victory of the party in 2023.
“ Amaechi has played a major role in the growth of this country. He is loved in the North, West, East and his own South-South. We have sampled opinions and discovered that the candidacy of the former transport minister would win the presidency for APC in 2023.
“He is a detribalised Nigerian, who, in 2015, saw the need for power to go back to the North, as he championed it without any atom of selfishness.”
The Northerners want to vote for him because of the uncommon courage he exhumed in 2015. The West sees him as a true Nigerian, who supported their quest to produce the vice president and the speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively. To the Easterners and South-South people, Amaechi is their own.”
“He has the required experiences as a two-term former governor of Rivers State, former speaker of the House of Assembly, former minister of Transportation and two times director-general of a presidential campaign organisation to lead this country. APC should see the former minister as the surest way to retain power in 2023.”