A Former director general, Nigerian Marítime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, on Thursday, called on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to declare his intention to contest for the office of President in 2023 without further hesitation.
Peterside made the call during his visit to the Adokiye Amesiamaka Stadium, Igwurita-Ali, Port Harcourt, venue for the APC’s special thanksgiving service in honour of Amaechi.
The 2015 governorship candidate of the APC declared that the Transportation minister was eminently qualified to preside over the affairs of Nigeria.
He stated that one of his reasons for the call on the Minister was that Amaechi had shown sufficient capacity and will to take the best decisions for the overall interest of Nigeria as far as the federal government was concerned.
Dakuku declared that Amaechi had performed excellently as a Minister and passed every credible test to prove his love, loyalty and dedication to Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Peterside said: “Amaechi has left no one in doubt as to his fabulous large heart to score infrastructure goals for the country. Not even his dyed-in-the-wool enemies would deny that Amaechi has performed excellently as Minister of Transportation.
“Today, Nigerians call him “Mr. Connect-Nigeria” due to his drive to re-build, re-brand, re-position and revive the nation’s railway infrastructure, connecting the East to the West, North to the South through modern rail lines and subways.