APC Delegates in Kaduna have declares support for Ex-minister and 2023 presidential aspirant, Rotimi Amaechi.
This is coming after they had pledged to support the National leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Speaking during a consultative meeting with Amaechi, State governor, Nasir El-rufai queried the delegates on who they want to vote and shouts of ‘Dan Amanar’, ‘your choice’, ‘Amaechi’ rang through the room.
He responded;” I thought you were voting Asiwaju?”, the delegates continued to express support for the former Rivers Governor.
Speaking on Amaechi, El-rufai said; “I told you when you made that pledge to Asiwaju that others may not come, because of what you have done. You made that choice without listening to anyone else. Today you have seen the difference. You’ve heard Amaechi, you’ve seen what he has done. And he has brought a very strong security team. So you know what will happen with our security if he is in charge.”
“What are you going to do? Who are you supporting now? You have a huge burden on you, and you must choose what is best for Kaduna and for Nigeria,”.
He further narrated his experience of the goodness and sterling leadership qualities of Amaechi, from when he was Governor till date, and why President Muhammadu Buhari has high regard for him.
“Let me tell you my history with Governor Amaechi….When we started discussing with the G-7, the seven governors that wanted to defect to the APC, I was holding nocturnal meetings with Governor Amaechi and Governor Nyako of Adamawa State until we got five of them to move to our party, and that was the game changer.”
“And for you to understand how difficult it is, imagine Governor Amaechi of Rivers State from the same South South with incumbent President Jonathan. He made the sacrifice to move to our party. It was a game changer. This is part of the reason why President Buhari loves Minister Amaechi till tomorrow.”
“One time the SSS wanted to arrest me, that I wrote something. Governor Amaechi called and said I will take you there and I will not leave until they let you go, what did you do? He took me there in his car and stayed there until they let me go. Till tomorrow, my wife will never forget that. Amaechi is her favourite Nigerian.”