In a matter of days, when all is said and done, about 23 APC members of the ruling party,the All Progressives Congress APC will slug it out to determine who will be the flag bearer in the presidential race come 2023 elections.A peep into the long list of aspirants show that it is a gathering of contenders while some of them are simply put,pretenders.
Visible on the list of contenders is no other person than the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, who unquestionably is the most-experienced in the race, having not just held different offices in the past 23 years, but has remained in government for that stretch of time since the return of civil rule in 1999.
Today,at the mention of his name send jitters as Amaechi is reputed to be someone who knows the game,particularly when it comes to palace politics,his capacity and competence over the years have been tested and he proven to all that he is the right man for the job.
Since declaring for the office of the president,Amaechi has shown to be a force to be reckoned with in the campaign for APC ticket so far,he is not only visible, he has transverse the length and breath of Nigeria including states where he is expected to be confronted by hostile delegates or where certain political big wigs have as their base,putting Lagos and Kano in view,yet Amaechi displayed traits that shows that he is the kind of person Nigeria needs at this time in her national life. he is fearless, efficient, hands-on, competent, God-fearing and compassionate.
The man Amaechi is a true Nigerian and extremely unbiased when the issue is Nigeria,he never shied away from expressing his personal opinion no matter whose ox is gored hence it can be concluded that he has all it takes to address Nigeria’s most disturbing challenge, insecurity.He set an example in Rivers State during his tenure as governor when kidnapping,political killing and other violent acts were like order of the day,he got to work and in record time made Rivers state a safe place to reside,and can repeat same in Nigeria.
Another plus for an Amaechi presidency is the fact that he has the most useful experience in governance and government, after spending unbroken 23 years in power,He previously served in oil-rich Rivers State as Governor of Rivers State from 2007 to 2015 and Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2007. He became Minister serving under President Buhari till April 9, 2022,when declared interest to contest in the Presidential election in 2023 This is someone who rose from nowhere to where he is is divine and cannot be thrown away. He is indeed a national asset.
A review of the role he played in the emergence of President Buhari, not leaving anything to chance and at personal risk,shows he has earned the absolute trust of the north across the board. His title, Dan Amanar Daura, is a testament.Amaechi is that one candidate with the most visibility to unify Nigeria, showing staggering understanding of the dynamics of her fault lines,so if addressing the concerns that bind Nigerians together is genuinely a desire of all, then, experience cannot be overemphasized and Amaechi is number one here.
For those with a genuine desire that 2023 should bring forth a new thinking towards a new Nigeria with bright young minds in charge,a vote for Amaechi is a right step towards making that dream a reality.No doubt, Amaechi typifies the story of the average Nigerian and one that everyone can relate to.