For the now, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi
Amaechi has stated that he has no interest in becoming the country’s next president after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Amaechi stated this while he was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme.
He said he wanted to focus on his present job as a minister and did not want any form of distraction.
would not want to be distracted.
” I am still the Minister for Transportation and only God can tell who will be the President of Nigeria in 2023″ the 58-year-old Minister said
during the programme.
With the expiration of the Buhari presidency in 2019, the likes of Amaechi have been touted as possible successors to the office of the president.
Even the crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC which led to the sack of the National Working Committee , NWC of the party has been linked to the intense power play amongst forces including the likes of Amaechi.
The former Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly and two time governor is however presently enmeshed in a power tussle with one of former loyalists, Senator Magnus Abe for control of the party’s structure in Rivers State.
Amaechi however has some goodwill in the North which is quite crucial in determining who becomes the president in Nigeria. Likewise in the East, even though the zone is presently agitating for a president of it’s own extraction.
In the SouthWest, he is not that strong owing to the Tinubu factor but then he may rely on certain renegades to help get support in that region. Also, it is no longer news that Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State is also interested in the presidency.
However for now, we will allow the Ikwerre born Minister to mind his business.