Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has confirmed his intention to run for president in 2023.
The minister disclosed his presidential bid on Saturday at an All Progressives Congress (APC) event in Rivers State.
The minister said he will contest the party’s presidential ticket to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I stand before you today to declare my intention and submit my application to serve as your next president,” he said.
Amaechi has been in government since 1999, serving two terms as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly (1999-2007), and two terms as Governor of Rivers (2007-2015). He is one of the few ministers President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed in 2019.