A coalition of socio-political groups under the auspices of the Southern Mandate Group, has made known its resolve to drag the Nigerian Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi into the 2023 presidential race. ayokinews.com reports
According to the group, Amaechi’s vast experience in the aspect of governance, makes him a recommendable candidate to take up the mantle of leadership in 2023.
The Group which was drawn from the south east and south south region, made this known shortly after their emergency meeting in in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State, on Wednesday.
The group stated that Amaechi has all the credential and charisma to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
“We have resolved that the Southern block should ensure someone who has the capacity with inner love for the development of the country and capable of fostering national cohesion should be supported to lead the country,” the group said.
The group said that it’s the right time Nigerians “rose above petty sentiments of ethnicity, nepotism and other discriminatory factors to sustain the tempo of developments as engineered by President Buhari since 2015.”
“We are staunchly in support of Amaechi and our hope is the Presidency be zoned to Southern Nigeria in the greater interest of equity, fair play and justice.”
“As far as Nigeria’s unity is concerned, Amaechi has demonstrated his disposition to the oneness and unity of Nigeria through his advocacies concerning the indivisibility of Nigeria.”