2023: ‘I Can Easily Connect With The Poor – Amaechi

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Rotimi Amaechi, a former Minister of Transportation and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has made it known that he’s from a lowly background, so he would easily connect with the poor if elected president.

Disclosing this in a statement when he reportedly met with delegates of the APC in Niger State on Thursday ahead of the party’s primary elections, Amaechi stated that, “Another difference between me and them is that I am a politician, they’re not. The difference is that I can walk to you and I’ll talk, discuss with you.”

According to him, “I can connect easily with the people. I wasn’t born into a rich family. My father was a poor man, and the only English my mother knows how to speak is pidgin English. I ate garri three times a day, and I still eat garri three times a day till today, so I know poverty.”

 He added that, “I know what you’re suffering, I was governor of Rivers State when they were kidnapping two months old children, and I never slept until everybody slept. But in six months, we brought down insecurity in Rivers State.”

 He posited that, “When everybody was fighting me, saying ‘he’s supporting a northern candidate, he’s supporting a Hausa/Fulani candidate,’ I remained steadfast that I was supporting a Nigerian candidate. Now it’s your turn to “


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