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2023: I’m more experienced than Osinbajo, Tinubu, others, says Amaechi

Mr Amaechi said he’s had the privilege of being a House of Assembly member, Speaker, Governor and now Minister.

• May 21, 2022
Amaechi, Osinbajo, and Tinubu
Rotimi Amaechi, Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu

Rotimi Amaechi, presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is more experienced than other aspirants vying for the party’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Mr Amaechi stated this in an interview with journalists shortly after an interactive session with APC delegates in Gombe state on Saturday.

“I am more experienced than all of them; I have been governor, minister and Speaker, all for two terms.

“I have been a Director-General of President Buhari’s campaign. I have toured around the country, I took the President to the 36 states of the Federation. I took my time to understand what is going on,” Mr Amaechi said.

He said he had gone round 31 states of the country, with Gombe being the 31st state, and from Sunday going forward “I will cover the remaining five states.”

Earlier, he urged the delegates to vote for him for the overall benefits of all Nigerians, adding that he had the capability to be president, having been House of Assembly member at 24, Governor at 44, and “by God’s grace I will be President at 58.”

He said if given the mandate, he would provide infrastructure in Gombe, and will introduce agricultural programmes to create jobs for the people.

In the area of security, Mr Amaechi said he would handle the matter appropriately because he had done it when he was the Governor of Rivers.

Responding, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe said Mr Amaechi, going by his credentials from being House of Assembly member, Speaker, Governor and now Minister, was going to deliver if elected president.


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