“Amaechi’s presidential ambition is my project, I asked him to run” the lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district, Ali Ndume said.
On Tuesday, he described the presidential ambition of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as his project.
From an earlier report, it was made known that Amaechi expressed his intention to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Rotimi Amaechi following his official declaration has been meeting with stakeholders across the country with Ali Ndume being involved in the trips across the country.
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While speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday, “Amaechi is the best presidential aspirant among the aspirants seeking to clinch the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC)” the lawmaker said.
He said, “I am one of those who had asked Amaechi to run. I started it. That is my project. I was one of those who asked Amaechi to run because I feel at this critical time we need a Nigerian to run, not somebody who will run based on where he comes from or region; not somebody who is not experienced enough; and not somebody who does not have the pedigree, energy and intellect to run.
“In the APC, I feel the best candidate we can present is Amaechi. I don’t want to use the word that he is better than those who you listed. The best doesn’t mean others are not good enough. When you have very good people, then you pick the best. He is the best.”
The Chairman Senate Committee on Army noted that the former governor of Rivers State will be a great candidate for the highest political office in the country as he described him as someone who “has the pedigree, energy and intellect” needed to run Nigeria.