By Samuel Luka, Bauchi
As the consultations with delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country by Presidential Aspirants climaxes, former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has called on delegates from Bauchi to support the former Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Buratai who endorsed presidential aspiration of the former Minister Amaechi at a parley with Bauchi APC delegates Wednesday, stated that his loyalty and love for Nigeria and humanity is unmatched.
Gen. Buratai who is currently, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin was among the dignitaries that accompanied the Presidential hopeful, Chibuike Amaechi to solicit delegates’ support in Bauchi ahead of the party’s primaries.
Burutai stated that he was spurred to give his support to Amaechi due to his outstanding profile and vast experience in governance.
He said, “The profile of Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is quite intimidating. He has proven to be a sound administrator, a versatile leader, a good strategist and a politician per excellence”, Buratai said.
The former Army chief who noted that Amaechi has shown good qualities in all areas he had worked, described him as first among equals during his tenure as Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
He also commended the presidential aspirant for the dexterity and the quality of campaign he exhibited during the period President Buhari was contesting for the number one political seat in the country.
“He did that diligently with all his determination, loyalty and of course with love for Nigeria and love for humanity irrespective of what religion you belong to. This is quite commendable, that’s why he’s here today to solicit for your votes”, Ambassador Buratai said.
Addressing the delegates, Amaechi said he is the only aspirant in the party with impressive records that would defeat the opposition party.
While urging the delegates to vote for him for the overall benefit of all Nigerians, the presidential hopeful said he has been in public office for 24 years as a speaker, Governor and a minister.
“The footprint is there.There’s a railway construction going on from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri. It includes Bauchi, and it’s called the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway. If you vote for me, that project will be completed and it will create employment”, he promised.
“So vote for me, make me the candidate of the party. I doubt that the other aspirants have the capacity to defeat me, If you vote for me I will defeat PDP”, Amaechi further boasted.