2023: General Buratai, ex-IGP Abba join Amaechi’s campaign
Rotimi Amaechi’s presidential campaign was strengthened Wednesday by the presence of Gen. Tukur Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, and Suleiman Abba, former Inspector-General of Police.
They were among those that traveled with Amaechi to Dutse, Jigawa.
Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa, another presidential hopeful, has stated that he will not run against Amaechi in the 2023 election.
Badaru claimed this at a meeting with state delegates with Amaechi, the former Minister of Transport.
“There will be no contest between me and Amaechi. It is either I run or he runs, but for sure, I cannot run against him,” Badaru said.
Earlier, the former minister appealed to the APC delegates to vote for him because he is competent and a detribalised Nigerian.
Amaechi added that of all the aspirants seeking the presidential seat, he is the person with both the legislative and executive experiences, saying they have made him to understand Nigeria better.
“Judge me by past records, not what people think and say I am. I have to be the president of Nigeria because of my trajectory.”
“It would not be fair for the north to abandon the south-south in its hours of need because of the long standing political relationship between the two regions,” Amaechi said.