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Ask Governor Bello To Step Down For Elderly People Like Me – Amaechi Tells Kogi Delegates



Immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has appealed to delegates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi state, to prevail on Governor Yahaya Bello to shelve his presidential ambition for elderly people like him.

Amaechi, who was accompanied by former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as well as other supporters to meet party delegates in Kogi State on Friday, said though, Bello was qualified to contest for the Presidency, but believes he is still young and should make way for older aspirants like him.

The former Rivers State Governor said, “This is the 28th state I will be visiting. I can no longer be called one of the APC aspirants because I have become the leading aspirant. I was Speaker at the age of 34, Governor at the age of 42, and a minister in my early 50’s. I have acquired the needed experiences to lead Nigeria.

“I was a former chairman of Speakers’ forum, two-term Chairman of Governorship forum, coupled with my interaction as Presidential campaign Director-General; I have what it takes to govern a country like ours,” he said.

However, the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Edward Onoja, who received Amaechi, in his reaction, said that Kogi delegates were unanimous in their decision to back the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in his bid to become the next president.

Onoja said, “I am sure you are aware that our energy, and vibrant governor is contesting for same position and we Kogi delegates have resolved to give our support 100 percent to him so that he can replicate what he has been doing in Kogi in the country.”