Ahead of the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), two of the leading aspirants have begun to plot victory graphs on how to secure the party’s ticket. Investigations reveal that the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu and the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, are pushing ahead of other aspirants by fishing for the votes of the party’s statutory delegates. It was gathered that the statutory delegates of the party number about 3,000 across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The statutory delegates are former and serving federal lawmakers as well as former and current principal officers of state assemblies. These constitute about one-third of the total delegates who will decide the fate of the presidential aspirants.
Meanwhile, the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who is yet to resign issued his presidential manifesto at the declaration venue. Amaechi promised to tackle insecurity and hunger in Nigeria if given the mandate to serve in 2023. He further noted that his aspiration was not about fulfilling any personal ambition, said he considered it a moral duty to give what he could in the service of the country.