Amaechi declared that it took a lot of courage for him to discuss his presidential ambition with governor Sanwo-Olu
Minister of transportation and All Progressives Congress, APC presidential hopeful on Thursday declared that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a strong contender for the presidential ticket of the ruling APC, is eminently qualified to rule Nigeria.
The minister said this at the Marina, State House during a courtesy call on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.
Amaechi and Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, are presidential hopefuls on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sanwo-Olu, who wished the minister well in his presidential ambition, said Amaechi has what it takes to contest for the top job.
The Lagos governor, however, said he is a “direct beneficiary” of Tinubu’s leadership, and as such, the state will support him to become Nigeria’s next president.
“I have sheer regard and respect for our leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. I have been a direct beneficiary of his leadership. I have been part of his cabinet,” he said.
“Personally I continue to tow that line of leadership and what he stands for.
“I want to say to you that you’re eminently qualified and I want to wish you well in this journey. Clearly, for all of us in Lagos state, Asiwaju continues to be our rallying point, but the country is our country and we must continue to see it as the one that is indivisible and one that we all rally round.
“I certainly know too well what your pedigree is and what you have done.”
Responding, Ameachi said it took a lot of courage to visit Lagos because he recognises Tinubu’s influence in the state.
“It is a difficult thing to even come here because we already know that our leader comes from Lagos state. And you come from that family of our leader,” he said.
“We know that our leader is eminently qualified to rule this country. He has led Lagos state.”