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2023: Former COAS Buratai Endorses Amaechi

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The former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has endorsed the presidential ambition of the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. 

General Buratai gave the endorsement when Mr. Amaechi visited delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State, ahead of the party’s primaries.

He said the former Minister’s profile was ‘’quite intimidating’’ as he was a ‘’sound administrator, a versatile leader, a good strategist and a politician par excellence, who has shown good qualities in all areas he had worked.’’

General Buraitai also commended Mr. Amaechi for doing a good job during President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign. 

‘’As Speaker, as Governor, as Minister and also first among equals during his tenure as Chairman of Nigeria Governors' Forum, as well as the dexterity and the quality of the campaign (for President Buhari) that he led on two occasions. 

“That is why I am giving him my full support.’’

Addressing the delegates, Amaechi urged them to vote for him for the overall benefit of Nigerians. 

He also promised to create jobs by completing the railway construction from Port-Harcourt to Maiduguri. 

‘’There's a railway construction going on from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri. It includes Bauchi and it’s called the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway. If you vote for me, that project will be completed and it will create employment.’’

When he visited the Emir of Bauchi earlier, Mr. Amaechi re-emphasised his commitment to delivering on infrastructure and tackling insecurity if elected.

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‘’One of the things I did to fight militancy in Port Harcourt was to create employment. I will introduce agricultural programmes to create jobs for the people. 

“I will provide infrastructure in Bauchi. I am full of experience. If you vote for me I will chase the criminals away. 

“I did it in Port Harcourt and Rivers State and I am prepared to do it again. I will do my best to restore security in the country,’’ Amaechi said.


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