Youth groups from the southern part of Nigeria, under the umbrella body of the Coalition of Southern Youth Progressives Forum (C.S.Y.P.F), plan to endorse Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as their presidential candidate.
According to them, Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers State and the current Minister of Transportation is qualified to take over the mantle of leadership from President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of the forum, Dozie Nwankodu, said that the choice of Amaechi by the southern youth was based on certain qualities he had, stating that Amaechi had governance knowledge and experience, tenacity, vision, drive, uprightness, and youthfulness.
He said that these were the core characteristics much desired by Nigerians in the present situation of the country’s history. In the statement, he said:
“Amaechi has track records as a two-term Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Chairman of Nigeria’s Conference of Speakers of State Assemblies, two-term Rivers State Governor.
“Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum; 2015 and 2019 Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, coupled with his impressive performance as the Minister of Transportation.
“These are humongous governance experiences that gave him the edge above any other 2023 presidential aspirant in Nigeria
“Without fear of any contradiction, it is imperative to state that His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is the only presidential aspirant in Nigeria today with all-around governance experience.
“His pedigree exhumes confidence, trust, character and principle.”
Nwankodu noted that Amaechi’s endorsement was coming at the right time because southern Nigeria youths were before now, eagerly waiting for his answering the clarion call.
He further maintained that the endorsement would take place in May, in each of the three geo-political zones of the region, starting from Aba in Abia, the South East commercial nerve center.