Minister of Transportation and 2023 presidential aspirant under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Rotimi Amaechi has stated that choosing him as the party’s flagbearer will not be a waste of votes.
This was stated by Amaechi while addressing delegates in Edo state. He urged the delegates to be focused on voting for a credible aspirant like him to fly the party’s flag.
While enlisting what he has achieved as a serving minister and his time of service, he implored delegates to look beyond bribes from fellow politicians and fish out those candidates who are selfish and have not actually solved any of the nation’s problems with the power they are wielding.
He said: “Politicians will come to ask for your votes, but please, as south-south people, as politicians, as good people of Nigeria, don’t waste your votes.”
“The problem with politicians is you. The elites have shown you that they are here to chop money and you allow them. They will bring money here and say you should vote for them, and nobody will care to ask ‘What was he before now?’ ‘What is his performance?’ ‘The economy they want to come and manage, how have they performed?’
“The electability of a candidate is essential for you. If not, the APC will lose the election. For now, I think I’m the most electable. I’m tried, tested, and trusted.
As minister of transportation, I finished the Kaduna-Abuja rail, and Lagos-Ibadan is running. For those of you who say, ‘what has he done in the south-south?’ There’s a Warri-Itakpe rail line; only two communities are in Kogi, and the rest are in Edo and Delta states.