By Michael Odiah
As the race to clinch the Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, gradually approach its peak, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured that he is capable to man the affairs of the country and deliver on key development agenda across the geopolitical zones of the country.
Visibly filled with hope, Amaechi who led his campaign entourage to Delta State on Friday, April 29, 2022 to woo delegates ahead the party’s primaries, said “hold me accountable when I’m there.”
Speaking to the body of Delta APC Delegates in Asaba, the former governor of Rivers state said, “I’m a minister that is present almost all the time. I’m not a big man minister, because I was born from a very poor family; my father and mother did not go to school, I know poverty, I was the first graduate of my entire home, after that I started training my siblings.”
“Don’t be sentimental about your votes, don’t vote for me because I am South South but because I am capable, hold me accountable when I am there” adding that “my developmental strides are still evident in my state, my scholarship schemes made many graduates from different fields that are doing absolutely well in and outside Nigeria. I recall putting contractors on their toes as Governor, I let them know that if you don’t deliver as when due, not just me but the entire community will hold you till you get the job done”.
“One thing I know for sure is that, give us six more months and you will see the beauty of our efforts in road developments. The second Niger bridge is almost set. Businesses in the region are already ahead and warming up for the opening for usage of that bridge”
Rotimi Amaechi further said that “if you observe, you will see that there are a lot of bickering and agitations on all regions and I’m certain that I can resolve all and sundry in these troubled regions, but most importantly, know that the electability of a candidate gives us a chance, we need a sellable candidate.”
In a vote of thanks, a former speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei, who was in the entourage of the aspirant, submitted that “Rotimi Amaechi is running as a Nigerian, as a President for all, for you and for me, not as a South South man, but as a capable Nigerian with wealth of experience.”