#FORWARDWITHCOURAGE RT. HON CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI 2023. THE NIGERIAN CANDIDATE.
In a Country that is sharply divided along ethnic, religious and tribal lines, there is a need for a leader that will unit and conglomerate Nigerians under one Nation where people will not be pigeonholed under
ethnic and religious bigotry.
There are pockets of agitations in every region and tribe. Some are calling for secession, others are calling for Resource Control, regional autonomy and all what not. Some of the agitations are genuine while others are Politically motivated. Whoever takes over from PMB must holistically accommodate and address the fulcrums of this agitations for Nigeria to remain an indivisible and United Nation.
One man that has the capacity to accommodate, tolerate and give every tribe, religion and ethnic group a sense of belonging as President is RT. HON. CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI. This is evidenced by his relationship with non-indigens in Rivers State when he was Governor.
Before RT. HON.CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI became the Governor of Rivers State in 2007, there was discrepancy in School fees in all State owned Higher Institutions in Rivers State. Non-indigenes were paying %200 of what indigenes were paying. AMAECHI saw it as discriminatory and stopped it.
He argued that whoever was living, schooling, working and doing business in Rivers State is from Rivers State and must benefit from the Rivers State Government. He then directed all State owned Higher Institutions to treat non-indigenes as indigenes of Rivers State and it was gazetted.
AMAECHI Created an unofficial 24th Local Government Area and appointed non-indigenes as Supervisors and Coordinators who were overseeing the affairs and plights of none-indigenes in the Local Government and report to the Executive Chairman.
Non-Indigenes were in leadership positions to show that Amaechi cuts across every tribe and ethnicity.
Out of the 13,000 Teachers Amaechi employed during his tenure as Governor, None-indigenes in Rivers State got 3000 slots.
Also out of over 3000 Students he sent abroad on Scholarship, Non-indigenes got over 500 slots.
Amaechi went against the people collecting “matching ground fee” from investors and land developers in Rivers State . His relationship with people was not based on religion, tribe and ethnicity. The way he spread his projects as Governor was based on priority needs of Rivers State Indigenes and residents.
Amaechi appointed Mr Ikenna Sibeudu from Anambra State Permanent Secretary and he served in the Ministry of Transport.
Amaechi appointed Mrs Jokotade Adamu from Lagos State Permanent Secretary and she served in the Ministry of Information and Communications.
People don’t expect government to solve all their problems. But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that Nigerians have a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. Amaechi knows all these and he embodies the best this country has to offer.
Amaechi understands the ideals of Unity, sacrifice for peace, community, faith, and service because they’ve defined his life. From his service as Speaker of Rivers State House Of Assembly to his days as Governor and Minister of transportation, he has devoted himself to this country. Again and again, we’ve seen him make tough choices when easier ones were available.
Amaechi believes in a Nigeria where National and Public interest will prevail over tribal, ethnic and religious interest. Amaechi believes that our diversity should be an advantage to us and not adversity.
With Buhari leaving, the APC needs a strong candidate in 2023 election and therefore needs someone who is proven to be patriotic and committed to the Unity of Nigeria. Amaechi will keep Nigeria united and safe.
15th May 2022.