Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has reacted to speculations that he is contesting for the presidency in 2023.
Weeks ago, the 2023 campaign posters of Amaechi and Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai flooded some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The posters which did not have the logo of any Nigerian political party had the face of Amaechi for president and El-Rufai as the vice president.
During an interview on Channels TV, the minister refused to answer on whether he would run for the presidency but explained that he was focusing on his job at the ministry as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, Amaechi backed the call for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect its zoning formula as agreed by the party.
The minister agreed with the submission of his counterpart Babatunde Fashola, in the Ministry of Works and Housing, that the ruling party honour the zoning agreement in picking its presidential candidate for 2023.
Fashola had earlier advised the leadership of the ruling APC to respect and honour the agreement reached at the formative stage of the party for zoning to take place.
Fashola was the first APC leader to reveal that there was indeed a zoning agreement between chieftains of the party when it was beng formed.